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Hands Across the Sand draws hundreds in Hilo


Video by David Corrigan | Big Island Video News

Residents link up for the Hands Across the Sand protest Saturday, June 26 in Hilo. (Photo courtesy of Frankie Stapleton)

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday, June 26 in Hilo to urge leaders to oppose offshore oil drilling and champion clean energy and renewables.

Concerned residents also gathered at Hapuna and Pine Trees beaches in West Hawaii, literally drawing a line in the sand against the threat oil drilling poses to America’s coastal economies and marine environments.

“It was an inspiring demonstration of those wanting to urge world leaders and corporations to commit fully to the development of clean, sustainable energy sources and stop oil drilling,” said Frankie Stapleton, who helped organize the event.

The event coincided with the paddling regatta in Hilo Bay, with support from Moku O Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Racing Association.

— Find out more:
www.handsacrossthesand.com

The Hands Across the Sand event was supported by the Moku O Hawaii Outrigger Canoe Racing Association. (Photo courtesy of Frankie Stapleton)

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