In Solidarity with the workers affected by BP oil spill OCCUPY HOUSTON joined the picket line

On October 20, 2011, several members of Occupy Houston participated in a picket of the BP Headquarters in Houston. They joined human rights activist Dick Gregory, Dr. E. Faye Williams, Chair- National Congress of Black Women, Art Rocker, Chair – Operation People for Peace and many other claimants who traveled to Texas from Florida, Alabama and Louisiana. The group is petitioning BP to properly compensate low-income and minority workers who were adversely affected by the BP oil release in the Gulf of Mexico. BP has chosen to ignore these workers while settling with other people who are well-connected politically.