June 18th, 2010
10:54 AM ET

BP boycotts hurt local stations; gas giant offers help

Derrick Ho
Special to CNN

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/12/bp.protest.atlanta/story.oil.protest1.cnn.jpg caption="Atlanta BP protest organizer Monica Manuel demonstrates outside a gas station Saturday." width=300 height=169]

Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) - About a dozen protesters gathered Saturday morning under a BP gas station sign in metro Atlanta, Georgia, picketing and cheering as motorists who drove by honked.

The demonstration was one of dozens happening in cities as part of the "Worldwide BP Protest Day," a Facebook group that claims to have more than 350,000 supporters.

"I don't ever intend to use BP again," said Atlanta resident Monica Manuel who held up a cardboard sign, "Boycott big polluters."

Another protester, Ruth Resnicow, said it was devastating to see the wildlife on the Gulf Coast being affected by the worst oil disaster in U.S. history. "The oiled pelican has been a logo of the disaster. People need to see change."

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  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    A little information is sometimes dangerous because if people did their research they would know picketing BP is one target but other big oil companies have taken us for billions over the years and we done nothing.

    June 18, 2010 at 1:37 pm |