Drilling protest at beaches on Saturday

Opponents of oil drilling are holding hands in a protest at beaches and other sites across the state on Saturday. Called “Hands Across the Sand,” the event is open to anyone, organizers say.

“This is a simple, nonpartisan way for Floridians to join hands in an effort to protect our state’s most important asset — our waterways and beaches,” Dave Rauschkolb, a Seaside restaurant owner who came up with the event idea, said in a statement

The protest will be held at 1 p.m. EST. A list of locations is available at http://www.handsacrossthesand.org/ .