Environmental Activists Stage BP Boycott

Activists take part in a 20-city protest of BP Oil

By Todd Reed
|  Thursday, May 13, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 AM PDT
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Protesters Want BP to Pay Those Affected by Oil Spill

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WASHINGTON - MAY 12: Activists protest outside the government offices of BP Amoco Corporation May 12, 2010 in Washington, DC. The group gathered to protest BP's role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused by an explosion on, and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon Oil platform whose wellhead is still leaking oil at an estimated rate of 1,000-5,000 barrels a day. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

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A 20-city protest was staged Wednesday to condemn BP Oil and the growing environmental disaster caused by that massive oil spill.

The so-called "Seize BP National Day of Action" was at the "eco-friendly" BP gas station on Olympic Boulevard.in West Los Angeles.

The demonstrators are calling on the government to seize BP assets to pay for all the damages and losses caused by the spill.

"We're calling for a federal government seizure of BP's assests to pay for all the environmental damge, personal losses and untold consequences of their oil spill," said Ian Thompson, a spokesman for the group Answer Coaliton. 

More than 200,000 gallons of oil a day continues to spew into the Gulf of Mexico.

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