Posted: Monday, 24 May 2010 4:42PM
Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for a nationwide boycott of BP
Steve Miller Reporting
| CHICAGO (WBBM) -- The Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for a nationwide boycott of BP - because he says the company is not moving fast enough to clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.|
Reverend Jackson marched back and forth in front of a BP gas station at Roosevelt and Wabash - holding a sign that said, "Don't pay the bill for the spill."
"The birds are already affected. The economy is affected. And the ecology is affected. And now people who have been watching this drama cannot just watch it and be spectators. It is now time to act. We do not have to subsidize BP's behavior."
Meanwhile, at the BP station a few feet away, Antoine Bishop of Chicago was putting gas in his SUV, an Audi Q7. He says he'll go along with a boycott.
"I feel it's right. It's a great thing to do. But, there's only one gas station in the South Loop. So it's hard to get gas."
Reverend Jackson was joined by protesters from the Sierra Club of Chicago.
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