June 19th, 2010
03:45 PM ET
13 years ago

BP protester arrested Wednesday back at it on Saturday

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/06/19/art.bpprotest2.jpg caption=" Diane Wilson, far left, and others protested in Washington Saturday outside a BP gas station."]
Washington (CNN) - Diane Wilson, arrested during a Senate hearing on the Gulf oil spill, protested again Saturday outside a BP gas station in Washington.

She and more than a dozen other protesters chanted "boycott BP" while a man dressed as the grim reaper poured chocolate syrup over an inflatable planet Earth to symbolize the oil destruction.

"I think this country needs to get behind the Gulf Coast. We are all in this together," Wilson told CNN. "It is like a body. If you got your foot being amputated, by gosh the rest of the body better take notice or we are all going to go down," said Wilson.

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  1. Colorado Liberal--and Proud of It

    Diane, you are quite right to be angry.

    Unfortunately, the Republicans (and certainly BP) want the American taxpayers to foot the bill, it would seem.

    Just ask Joe Barton.

    June 19, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  2. George of the jungle

    is this the dufus that poured oil on herself?? If she wanted to make a point she should hae poured it on a BP rep or better yet on a repo backed by big oil.

    June 19, 2010 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  3. ajax

    If she's really concerned she shold protest Obama's lack of effort in the Gulf !!

    June 19, 2010 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  4. Gasstationman

    The station they are boycotting isn't owned by BP, It's owned by an individual. Oil companies sold off their stations years ago. Most of the Dealers have 10 year contracts with the brand of fuel they are posting.

    June 19, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    What an insult to those people who are working to cleanup the oil spill and those who are cleaning the wild life while this woman is holding up a sign and spouting off for attention. She and her followers are nothing but opportunist in the wake of a disaster.

    June 19, 2010 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |