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"You Should Be in Prison!": Protester Interrupts BP Hearing

Eric Zimmermann

The protester appeared to be the same woman arrested at a Senate hearing last week - Diane Wilson, a Texas shrimper,activist and co-founder of Codepink for Peace. (Credit: CBS)

WASHINGTON - No sooner did BP CEO Tony Hayward begin the first sentence of his
opening statement at a House hearing Thursday morning than a protester
disrupted the hearing.

A woman with oil covering her hands and
spread on her face stood up and started shouting down Hayward before he
could get a word in.

"You should be in prison!" she yelled at the BP chief.


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Security guards struggled to quiet the woman down, and eventually removed her from the hearing room.

"Emotions run high on this issue, but we have a hearing to conduct here," subcommittee chairman Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said.

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