Los Angeles, Jun 1: A day after the shocking and cowardly of gunfire being shot at the prestigious University of California in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning, when two men were killed, United States President Barack Obama had appealed to wear orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2 in protest. Obama has come in support of a Chicago teens who have started wearing orange to honour a friend in gun violence since 2013.
Though President Obama has done several steps in the last years of his tenure to express his solidarity and support with people of United States, this is one great move in which he has appeal to the people to wear orange as it sends out a very clear and loud message — stop violence, specially gun violence. President Obama took on the twitter and made this appeal on Thursday. ALSO READ: UCLA campus shooting: Mayor Eric Garcetti applauds students for extraordinary grace, expresses anger on incident
The reason behind wearing orange is it is visible even from a distance and can be recognisable due to its poppy colour. It is worn by hunter for protection and when the teens experimented with this to show solidarity with their dead friend and a victim of gun violence, it became a movement. Now, with another gunfire in the prestigious University of California in Los Angeles, the concerned President has appealed to all the people to wear orange today. Lets see how it works out.