BP protests blow up in U.K.

Greenies shut down stations

Greenpeace U.K. celebrated the release of BP’s devastating quarterly report and the announcement of the oil giant’s replacement of CEO Tony Hayward on July 27 by shutting down nearly 30 BP stations in London, according to the environmental news-journal Grist.

Activists posted “Closed: Moving Beyond Petroleum” signs on more than 50 BP stations and flicked emergency switches to shut off fuel supplies before removing the switches all together.

British activists have a reputation for using ballsy tactics to draw attention to their environmental concerns. BP’s quarterly report showed a record loss of $16.9 billion. Tony Hayward is being replaced by Bob Dudley, the company’s first American CEO.