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Hundreds Protest BP in New Orleans

HeadlineJun 01, 2010

BP is under continued criticism here in Louisiana. On Sunday, hundreds of people marched in New Orleans to protest BP’s control of the spill response. The New Orleans musician Dr. John said BP shouldn’t be in charge of the cleanup.

Dr. John: “Killing eleven people is a crime, and why are they still in charge of the crime site? I’m upset because they knew — BP oil knew since March — that the shut-off valves weren’t working and the rubber was disintegrating around this. And I find that, of course, they’re a big corporation, and all they kept telling all of the people working on it was 'Keep drilling.'”

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