It was a sea of orange Saturday morning in North St. Louis

Hundreds of St. Louisians donned bright orange to march for gun violence awareness along North Grand Blvd.

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Police Chief John Hayden were among the crowd who took part in the Wear Orange Weekend campaign.

As part of a national gun violence prevention movement, the community came together to march and hold block parties to show support.

Organizers say the color orange expresses America's hope for a future, free from gun violence.

"This is just solidarity, this is just people who are tired of kids dying and being victims. We're just doing our part, we're not politicians. We're just average people doing our part," said Orlando Watson of Rockhouse Entertainment.

Inspiring March this morning- wearing orange to call for end to gun violence- thank you Better Family Life, 95.5 WFUN & Hot 104.1 (WHHL), St. Louis Regional Crimestoppers, with @SLMPD @SenatorNasheed Judge Edwards, DJ Cut, and the great folks of StLouis— Mayor Lyda Krewson (@LydaKrewson) June 2, 2018

Marchers walked a mile down Grand Avenue to Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club.

The campaign began on Friday, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, and will continue throughout the weekend.

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