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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Some folks are taking an international stand with creative demonstrations Wednesday, marking the one year anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf.

To mark the one year anniversary of the BP oil spill, members from the Energy Action Coalition dressed in black at the BP gas station at Broad and Parrish Streets in North Philadelphia.

Organizer Jeff Rousset explains they brought with them giant puppets.

“One is a BP executive and the other is a Pennsylvania politician which that executive has hired to do his bidding,” Rousset explained.

When he was asked what he wanted motorists driving by to know, Rousset said “that right now the corporations are pressuring the politicians to make changes that support big corporate polluters.”

Rousset says he hopes to encourage folks to get involved.

Reported By Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio

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