Greenpeace scales BP building

2010-05-20 18:05

London - Greenpeace says two activists have scaled BP's London headquarters to accuse the oil company of recklessly polluting the environment.

The group said Thursday's action was prompted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as well as a controversial project in Canada.

Speaking from a balcony above the company's front door, Greenpeace campaigner Ben Stewart says he had hung a flag parodying BP's sunburst logo. The 36-year-old Stewart said it "takes some cheek to go and use a sunflower logo when your business is about dirty oil".

BP spokesperson Robert Wine called it a "very calm and genteel protest" which wasn't preventing employees from getting into work.

Police says officers were at the protest, but there had been no arrests.