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Fossil fuel protesters storm Barclays' meeting, demand end to oil financing

May 02, 2018 - SNL European Financials Daily

Barclays PLC will review its lending to the oil industry and will consider a target on financing projects and infrastructure that mitigate climate change, Chairman John McFarlane told shareholders in London May 1.

He was addressing the group's annual general meeting after environmental protesters chanting "fossil fuel has got to go," charged the stage at London's Queen Elizabeth II conference center before being abruptly stopped and evicted by security guards.

McFarlane said: "These ...