Niger Delta: Demonstration against Chevron expands – protest leader

Communities in Nigeria’s southern swampland often complain about oil pollution and houses being moved to make way for drilling.
Protesters blocked the gate to offices of U.S. oil company Chevron in Niger Delta on Monday, widening a week-long demonstration to demand jobs and housing, a protest organizer and a community leader said.
Youths, most of them unemployed, have also blocked the entrance to Chevron’s Escravos oil storage tank farm since last week, claiming the facility had destroyed their housing settlement.
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