Protesters Gate-Crash Show at British Museum

May 18th, 2016

Continuing their ongoing efforts against the BP sponsorship of British arts institutions, a group of protesters gate-crashed an exhibition at the British Museum this week focused on Egyptian artifacts.  “BP’s sponsorship is a story of gaining favor with repressive regimes, extracting fossil fuels and driving the rising sea levels that will cause people to flee sinking cities in the future,” says protester Jess Worth.  “That story is already unfolding in Egypt. Meanwhile, the British Museum peddles the myth that BP is generous and ethical when it displays the company’s logos.”

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