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Horde of oily Vikings invade British Museum in protest at BP sponsorship

Three Vikings with BP logos on their shields growling in the British Museum

Viking exhibition hit by surprise protest performance about “looting and pillaging” oil company

Yesterday, Art Not Oil coalition member the Reclaim Shakespeare Company invaded the British Museum and held a surprise performance challenging BP’s sponsorship of the popular Vikings exhibition.

The performance aimed to point out the irony in the fact that an oil company accused of recklessly plundering natural resources is sponsoring an exhibition about some of history’s most famous looters and pillagers. The performance concluded with applause from the audience and a crowd of people chanting “No BP! No more looting!” while symbolically ejecting the BP Vikings from the Museum.

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