Gulf Coast shrimper-turned-environmental activist Diane Wilson was arrested on Thursday, April 14th in London while protesting outside the BP annual general meeting.
In a press statement, Diane said, “My community is dead. We’ve worked five generations there and now we’ve got a dead community . . . I am here to articulate the anger of thousands of Gulf Coast residents whose lives and livelihoods have been destroyed while the BP board continues to prosper.”
Listen to Diane’s interview describing the day’s events on Democracy Now. Read more about her arrest and the delegation of Gulf Coast residents that traveled to London to hold BP accountable here and here .