Shell's Wild Lie at the Museum gates, 10.11.06
Reaction from punters was initially depressing, as one hissed an insult as he passed me, but then a few came up and said they agreed with me, which was a massive relief since Museum employees kept whispering in my ear that the people had no interest in my views. There was even a brief round of applause as I reached the exhibition exit.
Others leafletted and chatted to Museum visitors before also being led out.
Outside, we set up the Shell's Wild Lie counter-exhibition ( http://www.artnotoil.org.uk/gallery/v/Shell/) and gave out leaflets. An artist and her partner made a point of coming over and thanking us for making them aware of these issues, leaving us with a heartwarming 'Thank you for caring.'
This was a day of action called partly by the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, and partly by activists in Rossport. With any luck shortly there will be a report of a Rossport-based Shell action also in London.
See also www.shelloiledwildife.org.uk