Connecticut communities observe Gun Violence Awareness Day
Connecticut communities observed national Gun Violence Awareness Day today.
Participating Trumbull residents wore orange-colored clothing to raise awareness of gun violence and to honor gun violence victims and survivors.
National Gun Violence Awareness Day falls on the first Friday of June and kicks off Wear Orange Weekend.
Orange is typically the color associated with the gun violence prevention movement.
The city of Danbury marked Gun Violence Awareness Day as well. Danbury High School students planned a 'Day of Action Against Gun Violence' during lunch to register eligible students to vote, sign petitions and speak with elected officials.
Newtown was set to hold a #WearOrange March and Rally at Edmond Town Hall. The Newtown Action Alliance says this is the first time the event would be held since the start of the pandemic.