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Mon Jun 10 2019 (Updated 06/11/19)
Hundreds March from San Francisco to Marin to End Gun Violence
Protesters Raise Awareness of Gun Violence with Walk Across Golden Gate Bridge
On June 8, orange-shirted activists from more than a dozen partner organizations crossed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to protest gun violence in the United States. Crossing the bridge in both directions, they held orange signs and shouted slogans demanding real action to curb the nation's gun culture and violence. Orange was the color Hadiya Pendleton, murdered at the age of fifteen in Chicago, wore and has become the symbol of the movement for gun safety laws.

Assembling at the Golden Gate Bridge's welcome center in San Francisco, hundreds of protesters in orange shirts, hats and bandanas marched on the bridge's walkway to the overlook on the Marin County side where they held a rally. Many people in cars crossing the bridge honked their approval as they sped by.

At the Marin overlook, protesters holding photos of lost loved ones gathered around the statue, The Lonely Sailor. Speakers from local groups talked about their work and determination to end gun violence. Some of the partner groups that sent marchers, speakers, and musical performers included the East Oakland Collective’s Take Back Our Streets Campaign, San Francisco Suicide Prevention, and the Raging Grannies Action League. The annual walk across the Golden Gate Bridge was organized by the San Francisco chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

photo Photos: 1 | 2 || calendar Event Announcement | Alameda Photographer Offering Signed Color Print in Return for Donation to End Gun Violence

See Also: San Francisco Suicide Prevention | The East Oakland Collective’s Take Back Our Streets Campaign | Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense SF Chapter
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