The Hague — A group of environmental activists tried to disrupt Royal Dutch Shell’s annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, calling for this year’s gathering to be the company’s last. About 20 activists from Dutch environmental action group Code Rood (Code Red) dressed in red jumpsuits held up banners with the slogan “Shut down fossil power” and jeered at passing shareholders as they stood outside the energy giant’s meeting in the seaside town of Scheveningen near The Hague. Inside the venue, a spokesperson for Code Red, Talissa Soto, addressed the board, saying Shell’s business cannot be reconciled with global warming and the only solution is for its business model “to become history”. “We will tax you, regulate you, split you up ... today you are witnessing the last-ever Shell AGM,” she said. Shell CEO Ben van Beurden told the meeting that the company wanted to do the right thing, but the energy industry could not work alone. “Our company wants to be on the right side of history an...

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