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Explainer: Readers' photos of anti-BP sentiment around the country

  • As BP continues their efforts to contain the worst oil spill in U.S. history, readers across the country shared photos with msnbc.com of protests against the oil giant they have witnessed in their neighborhoods. If you would like to send us more, you can submit your photos and videos here.

  • submitted by Sebastian Clark, Seattle, Wash.

    Here in Seattle, we've been passing out fliers promoting a non-partisan, non-political forum

    Submitted by Sebastian Clark  /  The Seattle flier.
    The Seattle flier.
    to take place in a popular park (Cal Anderson) this coming Sunday at 12noon.  We went ahead and scrapped our plans at holding a protest this past Monday outside an Arco gas station (BP affiliate) when we realized through some heated, partisan discourse with friends (!), that in the end, the REAL fault for the oil spill rests with our collective oil addiction.  You, me, our families, friends and neighbors-- anyone who goes through their days without consciously reducing their oil footprint, is at fault.  Anyone eating a  from a plastic bag, or who flies in the skies, or gets their information from an electronic screen, is trapped by this addiction.  People hate being told they have a problem, however, and hate being overtly told how they Should live their lives, so the idea behind our forum is to have it be solutions-oriented gathering where everyone attending can leave it with a list of concrete, actionable tasks they can complete in their own lives promptly, then share with others.  Let us all recognize that ultimately the responsibility for this whole debacle rests US, so WE will need to summon the collective will to rectify it, creating and maintaining a new, sustainable pathway forward in the process.

    Our species' survival, if we can keep it.

  • submitted by Monique Isenheim, Berlin

    We are arranging for worldwide protests on June 12!

    Submitted by Monique Isenheim  /  12 June - Worldwide BP Protest Day
    12 June - Worldwide BP Protest Day

    Thinking globally means acting locally!
    We have action in Berlin, Germany and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Many more to come.

  • submitted by CJ Laity, Chicago, Ill.

    About a dozen protesters with signs picketed the BP Refinery in Whiting, Indiana on Memorial Day morning.

    Submitted by CJ Laity  /  Protesters march on BP's Whiting, Indiana refinery.
    Protesters march on BP's Whiting, Indiana refinery.

  • submitted by CJ Laity, Chicago, Ill.

    Submitted by CJ Laity  /  Protesters march on the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana.
    Protesters march on the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana.
  • submitted by CJ Laity, Chicago, Ill.

    Submitted by CJ Laity  /  A concern citizen protests against BP at their refinery.
    A concern citizen protests against BP at their refinery.
  • submitted by anonymous, New Trenton, Ind.

    This is my solo protest at the Harrison Ohio BP.  The time is now to take a stand....here is

    Submitted by Anonymous  /  It starts with One!! Boycott BP
    It starts with One!! Boycott BP
    mine, it is the power of one!  Protest was Sunday May 30, 2010

  • submitted by Heinz Woschitz, Phoenix, Md.

    Seen on East Houston Street, Manhattan, NYC on Sunday May 30th, 2010 while walking around the city.

    Submitted by Heinz Woschitz  /  picture of BP gas station sign in NYC
    picture of BP gas station sign in NYC

  • submitted by Heather Zubkova, South Pasadena, Fla.

    A protester walks the sidewalk in the hot Florida sun, protesting BP, and asking for clean energy now!

    Submitted by Heather Zubkova  /  A protester walks the sidewalk in the hot Florida sun, protesting BP, and asking for clean energy now!
    A protester walks the sidewalk in the hot Florida sun, protesting BP, and asking for clean energy now!

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