A sea monster in the British Museum's Great Court during a protest against sponsorship by oil company BP. © Ron Fassbender

The BP Kraken in the British Museum's Great Court during a protest against sponsorship by the oil company. © Ron Fassbender

In the Great Court of Londons British Museum climate activists from BP or Not BP? stage an aquatic themed protest, featuring elaborate costumes, song and dance routines and a giant sea monster—the BP Kraken—smuggled passed security, against funding by oil company BP of the museums Sunken Cities: Egypts Lost Worlds exhibition.
Ironically, rising sea levels, and the potential creation of future sunken cities, are one by-product of the fossil fuels produced by the exhibit sponsor and the activists highlighted the role of BP in hindering and delaying the serious action scientists say is required to combat the climate emergency. - RF
Activists hold a "No To Oil Sponsorship" banner in the British Museum's Great Court. © Ron Fassbender
Activists hold a "No To Oil Sponsorship" banner in the British Museum's Great Court. © Ron Fassbender
Activists dressed as mermaids protest BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Activists dressed as mermaids protest BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Activists hold a banner proclaiming oil company BP a "corporate criminal" while protesting BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Activists hold a banner proclaiming oil company BP a "corporate criminal" while protesting BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Activists hold a banner proclaiming oil company BP a "corporate criminal" while protesting BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Activists hold a banner proclaiming oil company BP a "corporate criminal" while protesting BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Activists sing during a performance protest against BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Activists sing during a performance protest against BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Climate activists stage a performance protest against BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Climate activists stage a performance protest against BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
BP pirates during a performance protest against the oil company's sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
BP pirates during a performance protest against the oil company's sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Climate activists stage a performance protest against BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Climate activists stage a performance protest against BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
BP pirates during a performance protest against the oil company's sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
BP pirates during a performance protest against the oil company's sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
An activist dressed as Neptune, god of the sea, during a performance protest against sponsorship of the British Museum's 'Sunken Cities' exhibition by oil company BP. © Ron Fassbender
An activist dressed as Neptune, god of the sea, during a performance protest against sponsorship of the British Museum's 'Sunken Cities' exhibition by oil company BP. © Ron Fassbender
Climate activists stage a performance protest against BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Climate activists stage a performance protest against BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
An activist dressed as a mermaid during a performance protest against sponsorship of the British Museum's 'Sunken Cities' exhibition by oil company BP. © Ron Fassbender
An activist dressed as a mermaid during a performance protest against sponsorship of the British Museum's 'Sunken Cities' exhibition by oil company BP. © Ron Fassbender
An activist dressed as BP pirate during a performance protest against sponsorship of the British Museum's 'Sunken Cities' exhibition by the oil company. © Ron Fassbender
An activist dressed as BP pirate during a performance protest against sponsorship of the British Museum's 'Sunken Cities' exhibition by the oil company. © Ron Fassbender
Activists dressed as mermaids protest BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
Activists dressed as mermaids protest BP sponsorship of the British Museum. © Ron Fassbender
An activist dressed as a mermaid during a performance protest against sponsorship of the British Museum's 'Sunken Cities' exhibition by oil company BP. © Ron Fassbender
An activist dressed as a mermaid during a performance protest against sponsorship of the British Museum's 'Sunken Cities' exhibition by oil company BP. © Ron Fassbender
The BP Kraken in the British Museum's Great Court during a protest against sponsorship by the oil company. © Ron Fassbender
The BP Kraken in the British Museum's Great Court during a protest against sponsorship by the oil company. © Ron Fassbender
An activist dressed as a mermaid during a performance protest against sponsorship of the British Museum's 'Sunken Cities' exhibition by oil company BP. © Ron Fassbender
An activist dressed as a mermaid during a performance protest against sponsorship of the British Museum's 'Sunken Cities' exhibition by oil company BP. © Ron Fassbender
An activist dressed as Neptune, god of the sea, during a performance protest against sponsorship of the British Museum's 'Sunken Cities' exhibition by oil company BP. © Ron Fassbender
An activist dressed as Neptune, god of the sea, during a performance protest against sponsorship of the British Museum's 'Sunken Cities' exhibition by oil company BP. © Ron Fassbender
The BP Kraken in the British Museum's Great Court during a protest against sponsorship by the oil company. © Ron Fassbender
The BP Kraken in the British Museum's Great Court during a protest against sponsorship by the oil company. © Ron Fassbender
BP or Not BP? in the British Museum's Great Court during a protest against sponsorship by the oil company. © Ron Fassbender
BP or Not BP? in the British Museum's Great Court during a protest against sponsorship by the oil company. © Ron Fassbender
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