Wave of protest across Aotearoa marks anniversary of the BP Gulf Oil spill

New Zealanders from Dunedin to Auckland led globalised protests to commemorate the one-year anniversary of BP’s Gulf Oil Disaster by demanding an end to the environmental destruction and climate destabilization created by fossil fuel and other extractive industries. Communities of Aotearoa stood alongside environmental, climate, and social justice groups all over the world in an International Day of Direct Action Against Extraction.

New Zealanders in Taranaki, Wellington, Dunedin, Whanganui, Nelson, Auckland, the East Cape and more were joined by Gulf Coast residents fighting offshore drilling, Appalachians resisting mountaintop removal coal mining, Pennsylvania and New York residents opposing natural gas hydrofracking, Canadians fighting tar sands mining in Alberta and more across the globe.

Reports of global activities are being compiled by Rising Tide North America at the www.extractionaction.net website.

Looks like we’ve got a movement on our hands…

Aotearoa

Anniversary of the BP oil spill | Camp For Climate Action Aotearoa

New Zealand Wakes Up To The Global Day Of Action Against Extraction | Voxy.co.nz

Wellington.scoop.co.nz » Protestors deliver anti-mining message to Wellington businesses

Group rallies at Mount Maunganui against sea drilling

Oil spill remembrance marked by city march » The Gisborne Herald

Protest against oil exploration in New Zealand – Wellington | Demotix.com

Gisborne, NZ actions | Act Against Extraction

No Drilling Raukumara

Disaster marked with drilling protest | Stuff.co.nz

Gisborne hikoi against East Cape oil prospect

Global day of Action | Protest raises the dangers of oil spill

International [more updates coming through at www.extractionaction.net]

Gas stations have hoses locked in apparent anti-oil protest | abc7news.com

Flyover, vigils mark Gulf oil disaster anniversary – Action 3 News – Omaha, Nebraska News, Weather,.

Anti-BP Activists Stage Nude Lie-In, Pour Oil at Tate Britain

Protest Held In North Philadelphia To Mark Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill

Fishermen protest BP spill in Biloxi, MS | Act Against Extraction

Washington, DC: Activists tie up BP office doors with banner | Act Against Extraction

Photos and Video

Photo Essay: Apanui Iwi Protest Deep Sea Oil Drilling in NZ | Scoop News

Ahi Ka Action Group | Demotix.com

Wellington protest against oil drilling

anti drilling campaign 20th April

Outside the Brazillian Embassy

Flickr: The Day of Action against deep sea oil Pool

Taranaki in Solidarity – Global Day of Action Against Extraction

Hikoi Against Extraction: Remember the Gulf of Mexico.

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