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Activists Crash BP 'Day of the Dead' Event at British Museum

About 50 Latin American and British activists gate-crashed a “Day of the Dead” event Friday night organized at the British Museum in London which was co-sponsored by British Petroleum and the Mexican government.

Activists from the London-Mexico Solidarity group and BP or not BP denounced the partnership with the oil giant, which is responsible for the worst oil spill in Mexican history.

“BP is currently trying to dramatically increase its access to Mexico’s oil and gas, denounced the campaigners in a communique, in particular more deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico,” the group stated.

They also pointed to the Mexican government’s poor human rights record, and in particular its widely criticized investigation into the 43 Ayotzinapa students who were frocibly disappeared last September.

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Six sinister characters, with deathly “Day of the Dead” painted faces, played the roles of BP and the Mexican government.
Six sinister characters, with deathly “Day of the Dead” painted faces, played the roles of BP and the Mexican government.
Meanwhile, other performers created a “living shrine” to celebrate the communities fighting back against destructive oil projects and state repression in Mexico.
Meanwhile, other performers created a “living shrine” to celebrate the communities fighting back against destructive oil projects and state repression in Mexico.
At one point a group of campaigners invaded the Museum’s official stage with banners criticizing BP and the Mexican government.
At one point a group of campaigners invaded the Museum’s official stage with banners criticizing BP and the Mexican government.
The sinister BP characters interacted with Museum visitors.
The sinister BP characters interacted with Museum visitors.
Museum security were eventually forced to allow the rebel performance to happen beside the stage in its own agreed time slot.
Museum security were eventually forced to allow the rebel performance to happen beside the stage in its own agreed time slot.
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