Wear Orange rally set for Redwood City Saturday

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A Wear Orange rally is set to take place in Redwood City on Saturday in recognition of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

The rally will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Arguello Plaza, 2500 Broadway St., next to the Caltrain station.

The event by Moms Demand Action Peninsula group will include orange cupcakes, orange cookies and orange balloons, and families are encouraged to attend wearing orange attire.

After the celebration, attendees will be encouraged to take the train to San Francisco to participate in the Wear Orange Golden Gate Bridge walk, which begins at 11:30 a.m.

“Let’s join to show that there is a movement of Americans committed to stop gun violence,” organizers said.

Wear Orange rallies are happening throughout the Bay Area and nation, inspired by friends of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago student killed by gunfire. They decided to honor her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves.