Protester shouts 'you should be charged with a crime, you need to go to jail' as BP CEO begins testimony

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June 17, 2010, 11:37 am
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(NECN: Washington) - Tony Hayward, the Chief Executive Officer of BP, is appearing for the first time before Congress.

Hayward's opening statement on the Gulf oil leak was interrupted this morning by a female protester, who was escorted by Capitol police out of the hearing room.

Hayward is going to face some tough questioning by members of the subcommittee looking into the April 20 explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

His testimony comes one day after BP agreed to a $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the oil leak.

"You should be charged with a crime, you need to go to jail," shouted the protester, who has been identified as Diane Wilson.

Tags: oil spill, Gulf of Mexico, BP, oil leak, Tony Hayward, protester, Diane Wilson
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