- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An anti-gun violence group is sponsoring walks in six North Carolina cities to mark the third anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 26 people died.

The North Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is sponsoring the walks Saturday in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham and Hendersonville and Sunday in Carrboro and Raleigh. Participants will share photos and post on social media using the hashtag EndGunViolence.

The walks are called Orange Walks because hunters wear the color to warn other hunters not to shoot. The use of the color was inspired by a high school student in Chicago who encouraged friends to wear orange in memory of a classmate shot and killed one week after performing in President Obama’s second inauguration.

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