Code Pink protestors stand behind Transocean CEO Steven Newman during oil executives testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works investigating the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Tuesday, May 11, 2010. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill) was an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect, considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, Transocean was the company that operated the rig. - Jeff Malet Photography in Action
> Politics > Political Protest in Washington D.C. during the Obama Administration
Washington D.C. has become a magnate for those demanding social and political change. Since Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, these protests have taken on a special flavor with competing demands concerning the environment, immigration, health care, Wall Street., gay, gun and abortion rights. It also witnessed the birth of the Tea Party which held its first rally in Washington only three months after President Obama took office. The protests have been largely peaceful with protestors expressing themselves in novel ways. as recorded in these photographs.