AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - People all across the United States wore orange this weekend to raise awareness about gun violence. On Saturday, organizers gathered at the Longhorn Shores Metro Park in Austin to demand action.
According to We Are Orange, orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013.
After her death, they asked others to wear orange to raise awareness about gun violence.
Since then, orange has been the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement. The color orange honors the more than 100 lives cut short and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence everyday. To learn more about We Are Orange, click here.