Friday, August 5, 2011

Three Arrested in BP Protest in Downtown New Orleans

Yesterday, more than 75 people protested BP's continued negligence in the Gulf. Chanting, "The oil's still here, and so are we!" the group was protesting a lack of clean-up and recovery.
Activist Cherri Foytlin informed the group that state police had said they could not approach the entrance to BP offices at 1250 Poydras Street. Foytlin and a few dozen others then marched to the building, where BP employees blocked the door. After sitting in front of the entrance and refusing to move, Foytlin and two others were eventually arrested.

Photos by Nicola Krebill from New Orleans Indymedia.

1 comment:

Nola Anarcha said...

More info and a video of the arrests, along with Cherri's moving statement about her choice to get arrested at