‘Cluster Bomb’ Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme Opens


I was told today by J just after Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme was launched in London, that protesters have put up stickers over Barclays signs highlighting Barclays’ support of the trade in cluster bombs.

From Amnesty:

“Our action calls for banks to end all financial support to the producers of cluster bombs, not just the Trade in these weapons.

Continue to use your influence as Barclays Bank customers of these banks to help ensure that they end financial support to any company that produces cluster weapons.”

You can see the link on :

http://lydall.standard.co.uk/2010/07/picture-exclusive-antiwar-protesters-deface-borisbikes.html#tp

Update: 1900 a man has been allegedly arrested for slapping them on the bikes, according to Twitter.

Update: Another photo of the Rebranding of Barclays
http://twitpic.com/29tf1o with lots of positive comments.

Barclays defend their inappropriate cycle hire sponsorship on: http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk/news/1019546/Barclays-defends-branding-London-cycle-hire-scheme/

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