100-Vuvuzela Protest Planned for BP HQ

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Over two months after the oil spill began seeping into the Gulf of Mexico, the flow has not been stopped and the world's outrage against BP is at a new high. Activist Adam Quirk has an idea for how to compel greater action from BP where threats of federal regulation and President's Obama $20 billion escrow fund have not succeeded. Quirk is raising $2,000 -- he's just over halfway there -- to stage the ultimate World Cup-inspired protest. "In order to put a bit of public pressure on them, we plan to buy 100 vuvuzelas and hire 100 vuvuzela players off Craigslist to play in front of BP's International Headquarters in London for an entire work day. Ideally, the players will keep coming back every day until they fix the gusher," Quirk writes.

Only half of the raised funds will go towards vuvuzela-related activities. The other half is meant to be donated to a Gulf recovery fund by the Center for Biological Diversity. Quirk concedes, "I know this isn't going to change anything, but it will draw attention back to BP after the invevitable 24hr news cycle finds some celebrity sex scandal to distract us with.

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