East Houston and Lafayette Streets in Manhattan.
I got there at 6 and the station was barricaded, this event was well publicized and obviously the cops have the internet too.
Smeared in oil or molasses, I can’t tell you, she reminds me of a photo I saw the other day of a gulf pelican, chocolate brown and covered in oil.
A good flash mob should get in and get out quickly and on time, make your point for the cameras and go before it gets tiresome and the cops cranky. Well at least that’s what I did. When I left at 6:20, twenty minutes after the scheduled start, the cool kids were already starting to leave, heading east, going my way. I later learned it went on until at least 7:30.
This video has gotten more comments and views (124 and 9000 in 3 days) faster by far than any other of my 60 or so YouTube videos. Many commenters support the protest and are extremely pissed at BP. A large group is mad that it was not flash mobby enough for them, which I find hilarious. Another group thinks, not without merit, that the protest should be at BP headquarters or the White House and not in front of a franchised BP station. Then a large group piled on yesterday saying don’t Blame BP, they are doing the best they can with this unfortunate accident. They don’t appear to be reading the same news reports as me.
Renegade Refiner: OSHA Says BP Has “Systemic Safety Problem” 97% of Worst Industry Violations Found at BP Refineries
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“The rig’s on fire! I told you this was gonna happen!” – A prominent Houston attorney with a long record of winning settlements from oil companies says he has new evidence suggesting that the Deepwater Horizon’s top managers knew of problems with the rig before it exploded last month, causing the worst oil spill in US history.
The Oil Spill Story Finally Hits Home – Associated Press photographer Charlie Riedel’s up-close images of brown pelicans soaked in oil finally brought home the effects of the Gulf oil spill catastrophe last week. They showed scenes that photographers have had much difficulty documenting, not only because of the location of the spill, but because BP and government officials have worked to keep the spill’s consequences out of sight—and out of mind.