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Simultaneous protests at BP-sponsored opera

A BP-sponsored performance at the Royal Opera House was hit by two simultaneous protests this Wednesday: a singing action inside the Opera House itself, and a banner invasion of the live broadcast in Trafalgar Square. Two young composers were ejected from the Opera House after unveiling a banner reading "BP: Fuelling Tragedy" and receiving warm applause from the audience; meanwhile, out in Trafalgar Square an “End Oil Sponsorship” banner was broadcast to thousands of people watching the opera all over the UK. The protest was then covered by the Financial Times.

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