By Christopher Hosken
Dixon, IL – Several Illinois cities, including Dixon, Carol Stream and Chicago, will take part Saturday in a global event titled Worldwide Protest BP Day. 48 cities across five continents, and more than half-a-million people have already signed up. Budding activist Jay Vonbruchhaeuser is organizing protestors in Dixon. He says anyone, anywhere, can get involved. He invites people to come to his protest in Dixon or get some friends together, make up some signs, and walk to their local BP station.
Vonbruchhaeuser says these protests are a way for those angered by BP's spill in the Gulf to feel like they're helping. "Worldwide Protest BP Day" is being organized through this Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135662483110863&ref=mf
The Dixon protest is Saturday, June 12th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. It's being held at the BP station at the corner of Everett and Galena Avenue.