Pa Dingley | 15.04.2005 00:48
Headless Guerrilla in toxic sandwich board shocker
BP's pre-meeting blurb stated, illegally, that 'We do not permit entry to persons whose conduct, behaviour or general demeanour may interfere with the good order of the meeting.' At least two shareholders were refused entry on these grounds, the second being accompanied by a BBC World Service business correspondent who witnessed the whole charade and featured a clip on that evening's business report, ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/default.stm or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for an mp3)
By all accounts the meeting itself ran depressingly smoothly. London Rising Tide has focussed some of its efforts for the time being on pressuring the Oil Festival Hall to refuse to have BP back once its renovations are complete, as well as running 'Art Not Oil 2005' alongside BP's Portrait Award (www.artnotoil.org.uk & www.nationalpetroleumgallery.org.uk). Also, the Baku Ceyhan Campaign (www.baku.org) has pledged to keep a searchlight planted firmly for the next five years on BP's 1-million-barrels-of-oil-per-day pipeline, the sort of determined, long-term attention that the company would love to live without.