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'Hands Across the Sand' protest returns to region's beaches today

Opponents of offshore drilling will hold another "Hands Across the Sand" protest today at noon.

The protest in St. Pete Beach will take place at the TradeWinds Island resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd.

Other locations are at Treasure Island, 10400 Gulf Blvd.; Madeira Beach, Archibald Park; Indian Rocks Beach, 18th Avenue County Park; Clearwater, Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach; Dunedin, at the Dunedin Causeway; Hudson, at Hudson Beach, 6345 Clark St.; Crystal River, Fort Island Gulf Beach.

Launched by Florida surfer and restaurateur Dave Rauschkolb, last year's protest drew more than 100,000 participants in events in all 50 states and 43 countries, including India and New Zealand, according to protest organizers.

For information, visit www.handsacrossthesand.com.

'Hands Across the Sand' protest returns to region's beaches today 06/24/11 [Last modified: Friday, June 24, 2011 9:54pm]
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