Hands across a beach.Code Pink forms the words “End Oil” on Venice Beach, Calif.Photo: Lisa SmithlineProtesters gathered in 860 locations around the world on Saturday, June 26, to protest offshore drilling and call for clean energy. The events are being billed as the largest protests against offshore drilling in history. Although they had an expected anti-BP feel, Hands Across the Sand protests started in Florida well before the disastrous oil spill that threatens the state’s economy and environment. We picked out some of our favorite protest photos.

 

Hands across a beach. Cannon Beach, Ore.Photo: Jenny Jones

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Hands across a beach.Ocean Park, Puerto Rico.Photo: Edwin Castro

Hands across a beach.Deerfield Beach, Fla.Photo: Susan Caplan

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Hands across a beach.Anchorage, AlaskaPhoto: Alissa Nagel

Hands across a beach.Hermosa Beach, Calif.Photo: Karen Nakamura

Hands across a beach.Protesters spell the words “SAVE OUR GULF” on their backs on Coney Island, N.Y.Photo: Erin Rachel Hudak

Hands across a beach.Hanalei Bay, HawaiiPhoto: Patricia Sullivan DiGangi

Hands across a beach.Clearwater Beach, Fla.Photo: Vanessa Lewis