Saturday, May 29, 2010

BP Protest

I photographed a protest in front of a BP gas station on Houston and Broadway for Gothamist. The demonstration was pretty well-organized and peaceful. Police had blocked the gas station property off entirely so the protest was kept to the sidewalk where people chanted and doused themselves with buckets of oily goo.

I feel like she looks a little more like she fell in the river in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but I admire the cat whiskers.

Although the protesters that gathered were pretty intense, the turnout was small and it seemed like there were just as many people there to write about or photograph the event for press as there were actual protesters.

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