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BlackRock’s Paris Office Barricaded by Climate Activists

Activists stage a protest at BlackRock’s office in Paris on Feb. 10.

Activists stage a protest at BlackRock’s office in Paris on Feb. 10.

Photographer: Eric Piermont/AFP via Getty Images 

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BlackRock Inc.’s Paris office was briefly barricaded on Monday by climate activists who sprayed red paint on the floors and covered the walls with graffiti before leaving the premises of the world’s largest asset manager.

Youth For Climate France said in a statement that it targeted BlackRock for its investments in companies that damage the environment, listing Vinci SA, Total SA, BNP Paribas SA and Societe Generale SA among them.