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Flashmob invades British Museum in BP sponsorship protest

A flashmob formed a protest in an invasion of the British Museum against BP's sponsorship of the country's cultural institutions.

Flashmob protest over British Museum BP sponsorship. Credit: PA

Campaigners Liberate Tate started with a performance at the Tate Britain where around 20 people were joined by Hollywood actor Ezra Miller - who plays the Flash in the upcoming adaptation of DC's comic book - before heading to the museum in central London.

Last week Tate installed solar panels on the roof of Tate Modern.

If the art museum recognises the need to promote clean, renewable energy, it must also realise how incongruous it is to be so embedded with one of the dirtiest and most controversial oil companies in the world through its sponsorship relationship with BP.

– Protester Yasmin de Silva

They were met by 16 other organisations who then combined to take part in a mass performance.