71°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Mon
99°
76°
20%
Tue
100°
76°
20%
Wed
93°
77°
60%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Drilling protesters join hands on oiled Fla. beach

5 years ago June 26, 2010 Jun 26, 2010 Saturday, June 26 2010 Saturday, June 26, 2010 3:10:42 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

Hundreds of people including Florida's governor joined hands on an oil-stained strip of beach in the Florida Panhandle as part of an international demonstration against offshore drilling.

Organizers of "Hands Across the Sand" said similar protests were held at beaches around the nation and in several foreign countries Saturday.

The demonstration also was intended to show support for clean alternatives to fossil fuels.

Gov. Charlie Crist returned to Pensacola Beach, where he walked with President Barack Obama on the snow white sand June 15. That was before gobs of oil from BP's spill in the Gulf of Mexico came ashore last week.

Demonstrators shared the beach with heavy equipment standing by in case more oil comes ashore.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days