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Redford rails against BP over oil spill

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BP may have put a cap on the oil spreading through the Gulf of Mexico but there is no containing the growing protests against the energy giant.

The company’s headquarters in Washington was the target of a picket on Friday as anger increases over the so-called “green” credentials of oil firms.

The demonstration also coincided with the release on YouTube of a video featuring Oscar- winning director Robert Redford, one of the few Hollywood celebrities to have raised his voice so far on the six week crisis.

In the five minute film, Redford says the worst environmental disaster in U.S history should serve as a lesson for Americans to move away from their dependence on oil and pursue alternative clean energy.