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BP Protests: Tony Hayward Congressional Testimony Interrupted In Protest (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

First Posted: 06/17/10 03:07 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 05:50 PM ET

Gulf commercial shrimper Diane Wilson was arrested for interrupting BP CEO Tony Hayward's testimony on Capitol Hill. Hayward barely started his opening statement when Wilson, painted to look like she had oil on her, shouted, ""You need to be charged with a crime!"

Wilson was joined by other members of Code Pink, a protest group that she co-founded. The group also held a demonstration the day prior in front of the White House, where Hayward was meeting with President Obama.

Wilson was arrested last week when she interrupted another congressional hearing on the Gulf oil spill by pouring syrup on herself.

Photos and video of the protests from today and yesterday are below.

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WASHINGTON - JUNE 17: Protester Diane Wilson disrupts the hearing of BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee for a hearing on the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill June 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. BP agreed yesterday to place $20 billion into an escrow account managed by a third party to pay out claims resulting from the oil spill and also said it will not pay out additional dividends to shareholders for the remainder of the year. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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