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.