Greenpeace disrupts Credit Suisse meet over pipeline financing

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Zurich - Greenpeace activists disrupted a Credit Suisse shareholder meeting in Zurich on Friday, unfurling a banner to protest the bank's alleged financing of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline in the United States.

About 30 minutes before Switzerland's second largest bank kicked off its annual general assembly, activists set up a fake pipeline, measuring around 10 metres and weighing more than 900 kilos, at the entrance of the building, the group said in a statement.

And just as Credit Suisse chief Tidjane Thiam was launching into his speech, other activists suddenly scaled down on ropes and unfurled a giant, yellow banner urging the bank to "Stop Dirty Pipeline Deals", an AFP journalist in the room said.

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