BP Gas Station Protest on East Houston

Posted on: May 29th, 2010 at 9:12 am by

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BP is in a world of shit right now, and last night, dozens of New Yorkers mobilized to the BP gas station at the corner of Houston and Lafayette to protest. It was a press field day.  Reporters and photographers outnumbered actual activists, whose efforts closed down the station.  Many scantily clad men and women smothered themselves in a dark liquid substance to resemble oil.

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This one man doused himself with a bottle of chocolate syrup labeled BP.

Yet overall, the event was fairly tame, with police officers standing around joking rather than enforcing. By 7:15, the crowd was already pretty thin.

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EV Grieve also has some pictures of the hoopla.

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