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Since the massive oil spill in the Gulf in Mexico first hit on April 20, protests against BP have been popping up in front of the company's offices and gas stations all over the country.

Others have turned to vandalism, splattering what looks like black paint on at least three New York City BP gas station signs (like the one pictured at left).

We've gathered images from some of the events and plan to add more as they occur. Click on to see more.

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Updated June 4, 2010

Washington, D.C., June 4

Consumer advocate Barbara Holzer holds up a model duck coated in chocolate syrup made to look like oil while demonstrating with about 50 others in front of the Washington offices of oil giant BP to protest the company's handling of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.Representatives of Greenpeace, Public Citizen, Energy Action Coalition, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and others tried to carry out a 'mock citizen's arrest' of BP CEO Tony Hayward but were turned away at the building's doors.
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Consumer advocate Barbara Holzer holds up a model duck coated in chocolate syrup made to look like oil, while demonstrating with about 50 others in front of the Washington offices of oil giant BP to protest its handling of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Representatives of Greenpeace, Public Citizen, Energy Action Coalition, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and others tried to carry out a 'mock citizen's arrest' of BP CEO Tony Hayward but were turned away at the building's doors.


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Washington, D.C., June 4

Demonstrators hold up hand-made signs with the image of BP CEO Tony Hayward while protesting the company's handling of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill across the street from the oil giant's Washington offices.
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Demonstrators hold up hand-made signs with the image of BP CEO Tony Hayward, while protesting the company's handling of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill across the street from the oil giant's Washington offices.


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Washington D.C., June 4

About 50 demonstrators sit and kneel in prayer while trying to enter the Washington offices of oil giant BP to protest the company's handling of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Representatives of Greenpeace, Public Citizen, Energy Action Coalition, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and others tried to carry out a 'mock citizen's arrest' of BP CEO Tony Hayward but were turned away at the building's doors.
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About 50 demonstrators sit and kneel in prayer while in front of BP's Washington offices.

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New York City, May 28

Protesters scream after pouring mock oil over themselves outside a BP gas station in New York City on May 28, 2010.
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Protesters scream after drenching themselves with muck at a BP gas station.


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New York City, May 28

Protesters demonstrate outside a BP gas station in New York City.
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Protesters demonstrate outside a BP gas station in New York City.


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London, May 20

Greenpeace demonstrators protest outside the staff enterance to British Petrolium (BP) headquaters in central London, on May 20, 2010.
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Greenpeace demonstrators outside the staff entrance to BP headquaters in central London. The banner was later used to replace BP's official flag at the site, after activists scaled the building.


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New Orleans, La., May 20

Protesters gather for a candlelight vigil to mark the month anniversary of the BP oil spill on May 20, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Protesters at a candlelight vigil to mark the one-month anniversary of the spill.


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Berkeley, Calif., May 14

A protestor holds up her hand that is covered with simulated oil during a demonstration outside of a building that is being constructed on the U.C. Berkeley campus and funded by British Petroleum May 14, 2010 in Berkeley, California. Dozens of protestors from San Francisco Bay Area environmental groups held a demonstration in response to the April 20 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion.
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A protestor holds up a hand covered with fake oil during a demonstration outside a building that is being constructed on the U.C. Berkeley campus and funded by British Petroleum.

On the same day, dozens of protestors from San Francisco Bay Area environmental groups held a demonstration in response to the April 20 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion.


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Berkeley, Calif., May 14

A girl stands in front of a banner during a demonstration on the U.C. Berkeley campus on May 14, 2010.
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A girl stands in front of a banner during a demonstration on the U.C. Berkeley campus.


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Berkeley, Calif., May 14

Protestors hold signs during a demonstration outside of a building that is being constructed on the U.C. Berkeley campus and is funded by British Petroleum Berkeley, Calif.
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Protestors with signs during a demonstration outside of a building that is being constructed on the U.C. Berkeley campus and is funded by British Petroleum.


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Chicago, May 12

Ronald Schupp protests BP near the company's offices in Chicago on May 12, 2010.
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Protester Ronald Schupp near BP's office in Chicago.


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Washington, D.C., May 12

Protesters shout slogans against BP during a demonstration in front of the BP Amoco Corporation Government Affairs Office in Washington, DC, on May 12, 2010.
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Protesters during a demonstration in front of the BP Amoco Corporation Government Affairs Office.


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Washington, D.C., May 12

Activists protest outside the government offices of BP Amoco Corporation in Washington, DC.The group gathered to protest BP's role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Activists outside the offices of BP Amoco Corp.


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