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OIL EXTRACTION; Protesters thrown out of BP board meeting.

Byline: GRAHAM HISCOTT

ANGRY protesters were thrown out of BP's annual meeting yesterday after trying to storm the stage.

The group, in matching T-shirts, were carried out by guards during a heated discussion over oil extraction in Canada.

They approached the stage where the entire BP board was sitting but were stopped from climbing on to the platform.

The drama came after fishermen and women hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill were barred from the meeting.

The group - who say their livelihoods were destroyed by pollution that followed the blast on BP's Deepwater Horizon rig - were judged "a threat to other shareholders".

Louisiana shrimp fisherwoman Tracy Kuhns said outside the ExCeL Centre in London: "It was humiliating being treated like a criminal.

We aren't here to cause trouble. We just want to be heard." She said her boat had not been out since the disaster last April.

Shrimp farmer Diane Wilson, from Texas, who daubed her hands with oil in protest, said the only way to stop future accidents was to make company bosses responsible.

She added: "My community is dead. We've worked five generations there and now we've got a dead community."

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Date:Apr 15, 2011
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