Folks came together to hold hands and show their support for clean oceans at lunchtime on Saturday at Byron’s Main Beach at 12 noon. Activists from Positive Change for Marine Life converged on the beach with signs and banners with messages saying ‘People Not Profits’, ‘Nemo Says No, Save Our Reef’ and ‘Stop Offshore Oil Drilling’. Local Greens party candidates added their voices of support and Nimbin environmental artist Benny Zable’s rainbow flags added colour. It was part of a global wave of actions to say ‘no’ to offshore drilling and ‘yes’ to clean energy, with events in more than 40 countries worldwide, from New Zealand to Hawai’i! For more info on Hands Across the Bay see http://www.handsacrossthesand.com/.
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