Activists Board and Occupy BP Oil Rig as It Is Towed Out to Sea

Two activists climbed onboard a BP oil rig platform as it was being towed out to the North Sea near Scotland. After occupying a platform on the rig, the two activists unfurled a banner reading “climate emergency.”

At about 6.30pm on Sunday, activists on boats intercepted the rig and scaled the structure.

No police are reported to have boarded the rig, but police have reportedly already begun talks with the activists. BP is expected to file with the courts to have the activists removed.

The activists have enough food and water for several days.

The rig, Paul B Loyd Jr, is owned by Transocean and leased to BP for more than $175,000 a day.



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