Goldman Sachs's European headquarters targeted by climate-change activists

Demonstrators block traffic at Fleet Street during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Environmental activists held a protest outside Goldman Sachs’s European headquarters in London on Thursday in attempt to underline what they say is the role the finance industry in fuelling climate change.

The protesters lay down on the road blocking traffic and chanted: “What do we want? Climate justice. When do we want it? Now.”

The premises on Fleet Street, discreetly positioned behind an unmarked door and entrance foyer and manned by several security staff, serve as the bank’s European headquarters and house Goldman’s biggest workforce outside the United States.

The bank is due to move into a brand-new purpose built complex just a few hundred yards away at Plumtree Court this year.

Reporting by Emily Roe and Alex Fraser; writing by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Guy Faulconbridge