BE-GONE PETROLEUM: Some 100 people demonstrated May 28 against British Petroleum at a Manhattan gas station on the corner of Houston Street and Lafayette Avenue. During the events, a dozen participants poured chocolate syrup and black food coloring on themselves to express their outrage over the growing environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, while others carried bottles full of dirty water. The NYPD erected a metal barricade around the gas station in advance of the demonstration, effectively shutting down the facility. The action was organized by CODEPINK NYC, Freedom Glory Project and Time’s Up! NYC.