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Protesters Throw Cake at VW Chair During Shareholders' Meeting

The company said "a constructive dialogue is important."

VW’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Berlin was recently disrupted by protesters.

Climate activists reportedly wished to apply pressure on the automaker to improve its carbon emissions record.

The meeting was interrupted by activists who hurled cake at VW chair Wolfgang Porsche.

It was Porsche’s 80th birthday.

The group who interfered with the meeting - Scientist Rebellion - was said to have held signs accusing VW of emissions “beyond planetary limits.”

Another protester shouted over CEO Oliver Blume’s speech, suggesting the company has turned a blind eye to human rights abuses in China.

VW reportedly commented on the protests, saying "a constructive dialogue is important. And a general meeting offers a good opportunity for this." 

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