Monday, May 24, 2010

Protest Against BP scheduled for NYC

Facebook page, Flash Protest of BP Oil Spill announces:

"On May 28th, nearly 40 days after the beginning of this disaster, we shall come together as citizens of NYC and march to the BP station on the corner of Housten and Lafayette. There, we will be dressed in all white with gas hoses wrapped around our bodies and necks symbolizing the asphyxiating hold the oil companies maintain on the world. We shall enter the station and for two minutes stand in a formation that demonstrates our solidarity against BP and other companies guilty of the same crimes. There will be a speaker demanding that BP, TransOcean, and Halliburton halt all drilling world wide till the oil spill is totally cleaned. After the speech, we will chant: “BP your heart is black, you can have your oil back." We will then dump buckets of “oil” (black water) over ourselves and the station. Then we will disperse.

"This is a peaceful, non-destructive piece of performance art that will last two minutes. It will be videotaped, edited, and digitally disseminated. A flash protest if you will." (excerpt)

Among those who have RSVP'd that they will attend this protest is filmmaker Shirin Neshat, who directed the prize winning feature, "Women Without Men," currently showing in select theaters.

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