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LOCAL BRIEF: Group to protest spill

MANATEE — A new local group, Save Our Beaches, is set to protest the Gulf of Mexico oil spill at 11 a.m. today near the Anna Maria Island welcome sign near Kingfish ramp on Manatee Avenue.

Dr. Debbie Danziger said her son, Matthews, a student at Manatee High School, has started a Save Our Beaches page on Facebook and is trying to use social networking media to attract others.

The group wants President Obama to do more to stop the flow of oil.

“We want the president to step in,” she said. “Everytime they say they have it fixed ... it’s not and it gets closer to the loop current.”

— Herald staff reports