In Freedom Park Saturday, activists stood for 15 minutes in what they described as “solidarity” with Gulf of Mexico coastal residents affected by the BP oil spill. They also signed a petition asking President Barack Obama to say no to offshore drilling and to support clean energy alternatives. The event, dubbed Hands Across the Sand, was organized in Charlotte by the Sierra Club and patterned after a February offshore drilling protest in Florida.
Sixty people joined hands beside the Freedom Park lake Saturday as part of clean-energy rallies that were expected to stretch across the country and as far away as Australia….
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