Alaskans don orange to demonstrate against gun violence
Anchorage has seen its share of gun violence lately – and on Saturday, a group of people gathered to send the message that enough is enough.
Several dozen people turned out in orange at Fairview Lions Park for Wear Orange Weekend, as part of a nationwide effort to bring awareness to gun violence.
After a shooting claimed the life of Anchorage's Juanita Lolesio last December, her mother Erica has been taking to Anchorage streets with a message: She doesn’t want to see any more families go through what she has.
"It's time to step up and do something about it – we can't keep watching it and seeing it in the news, and then say, 'Oh no, not my kid today.'” Erica Lolesio said. “For two years I did that, and it was my kid next."
Organizers set up a tree where people could post a tribute to a fatally shot loved one, and are urging people to wear orange for the rest of the weekend.
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