HARTFORD - Hundreds of people took part in an anti-gun violence rally in Hartford yesterday, an issue that's taken on new meaning in the state since 26 people were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last year.

The rally featured a march to the capitol, with protesters carrying signs and 358 white crosses bearing the names of homicide victims. At the capitol, Gov. Dannel Malloy told the crowd Connecticut will be tackling gun violence with meaningful proposals.

The rally was sponsored by the group Mothers United Against Violence and they were joined this year by other organizations, including the Newtown Action Alliance.