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Protesting against oil pollution in the Niger Delta at a Shell station Kreuzberg and Schöneberg, Saturday 28 April 2012

On 28 April 2012, our group, with the support of the Kreuzberg and Neukölln groups and the Nigeria co-group, carried out a protest action in front of a Shell petrol station in Berlin.

We urged Shell to clean up the oil spillages from its pipelines in the Niger Delta. Thousands of oil spills have occurred in the Niger Delta since the oil industry began operations in the late 1950s. Corrosion of the pipes and equipment failure have been responsible for the majority of these spills. More info.

Amnesty activists wearing protective clothing and carrying banners, brooms and brushes attracted the attention of customers as well as people walking or driving by. 98 signatures were collected which will be sent to Goodluck Jonathan (President of Nigeria) and Peter Vosser (President of Shell).

11 am - 1:30 pm - Shell petrol station at Oranienstrasse 138/corner Lobeckstrasse in Kreuzberg

2:30 pm - 5 pm - Shell petrol station at Hauptstrasse 91 in Schöneberg