United by grief, fear and frustration, New Orleans residents vented their anger at BP and the US government.
Some have lost their livelihoods as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Others wanted to make a stand as they watched their beloved coastline slowly swallowed up by the black tide.
“BP oil knew since March that the shut-off valves weren’t working and the rubber was disintegrating around this,” said Doctor John, a well known New Orleans musician.
“They’re a big corporation and all they kept telling all the little people working on it was keep drilling,” said Doctor John.
Emotions are running high after BP’s latest attempt to stop the leak failed.
The company is now trying a last ditch attempt to cap the well but admits its chances of success are low.
“This is probably the biggest environmental disaster we’ve ever faced in this country,” said White House Energy and Climate Change advisor Carol Browner.
“It’s certainly the biggest oil spill and we’re responding with the biggest environmental response. There could be oil coming up until August when the relief wells are dug.”
In Louisiana, wetlands which were teaming with wildlife have been slowly poisoned by the black sludge gradually engulfing its coastline.