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Barclays Africa Hit by Protesters Demanding Apartheid-Era Money

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A logo sits on display outside the offices of Barclays Plc bank in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

Barclays Africa Group Ltd. was targeted by protesters who entered one of its branches on Thursday and demanded the bank pay back money from a bailout provided to a company it bought before the end of apartheid.

Demonstrators linked to the youth league of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress gathered outside the branch in Durban on South Africa’s east coast, Johannesburg-based Barclays Africa said in an e-mailed response to questions. Police ensured customers and staff were protected during the incident, it said.