Unlawful Arrest As Hundreds of Protesters invade British Museum with Viking longship
Dear comrades in Viking rage,
It’s been a dramatic day.
Most of the core cast weren’t allowed in. Thor was arrested for carrying a BP shield. But still we came in our hundreds. We built a longship inside the British Museum and gave BP the funeral that it deserves. They tried to stop us but we will not be vanquished!
See some great photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.731341726928726.1073741832.341355762593993&type=1
You are all completely amazing. Even though four of our key performers were clocked by security and refused entry, you all rallied round and made it happen anyway in storming style. At this rate, BP doesn’t stand a chance.
Now we need to tell the world. We’ve done an initial press release and will do another media push tomorrow, but we also REALLY need your help in sharing the story and the photos above on social media, email lists, and to everyone you know!
If you haven’t done so already, you can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ReclaimShakespeareCompany and on Twitter @ReclaimOurBard. Liking, sharing and retweeting our posts would be amazingly helpful. You can also sign and share our petition, here: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/neil-macgregor-director-of-the-british-museum-end-your-sponsorship-deal-with-bp (we haven’t pushed the petition very much yet because we’ve had more interesting things to do 🙂 )
If you have access to any blogs or news outlets of your own, please do write about your experiences and link to us from there – feel free to use the photos from the website and Facebook page (so long as you credit the photographer).
We’re expecting a film of the performance to be ready in the next few days, so look out for that as well – we’ll let you know when it’s ready and we’d love you to share that too!
We’d love you to join us again on future actions. The easiest way to stay up-to-date is via our mailing list. It’s a pretty quiet list – we won’t send you emails most of the time, there’ll just be an occasional flurry when there’s an action in the works! Please let us know if you DON’T want to be added to the list, otherwise we’ll include you in future announcements (you can also leave the list at any time, of course).
Congratulations on all your amazing work today,
Your friends and comrades,
BP or not BP?
PS In case you haven’t heard, Thor was released after less than two hours without charge. No mortal prison can hold the mighty Thor! We even got the shield back…