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Oil drilling protesters share photos, video from Hands Across the Sand protest

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Hundreds lined Pinellas County's beaches and many more came to more than 70 coastal locations around Florida to protest the idea of drilling close to Florida's shoreline on Saturday. They dressed in black, the color of an oil spill, and held hands in a long lines running down several beaches, including Clearwater Beach, Treasure Island and Indian Rocks Beach.

The City of Gulfport shared the above video with tampabay.com, and several participants have submittted photos from the protest. If you were there, we'd love to hear about your experience (in the comments below) and see your pictures. Here's how to share your pics:

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Marlene Sanderson of Tierra Verde snapped this photo. She described the day as a "remarkable event."

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People held hands creating a "mock fence" to protect their Florida beaches from the upcoming threat of offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Marlene Sanderson wrote.

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Bob Griffin shared this photo of organizer Todd Plumlee "and his new friends" on Indian Rocks Beach.

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Bob Griffin snapped this photo of participants spanning across Indian Rocks Beach.

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Janet Hyland snapped this photo on Madeira Beach.

View more photos from the event; vote for your favorites.

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[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 5:03pm]

    

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