Shrimper Pours Syrup Over Self in Senate

She interrupts Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2010 4:17 PM CDT

(Newser) – Anger over the Gulf oil spill continues to boil over: A Texas shrimper and activist was arrested today for disrupting a Senate hearing by pouring syrup—a stand-in for oil—over herself. Diane Wilson interrupted Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who's in favor of limiting the amount that BP and other oil companies must pay in the wake of accidents, CBS News reports.

"We're tired of being dumped on in the Gulf," shouted Wilson at the start of Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing. "I am also seeing elected representatives like Senator Lisa Murkowski blocking BP from being legally responsible to pay for this catastrophe," she said in a later statement. "How dare she side with big oil over the American people?" Wilson is a co-founder of Code Pink for Peace.

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