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Activists Place 7,000 Pairs Of Shoes On Capitol Lawn To Symbolize Children Killed Since Sandy Hook

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Activists Place 7,000 Pairs Of Shoes On Capitol Lawn To Symbolize Children Killed Since Sandy Hook




Approximately 7,000 pairs of shoes were displayed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol building Tuesday in memory of all the children killed in U.S. shootings since the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, according to activist group Avaaz.

The group said that they collected 7,000 pairs of shoes for the memorial to bring “the heartbreak of gun violence to Congress’ doorstep.”

Shoes were reportedly donated by celebrities, family members of gun violence victims and American citizens from across the country.

The memorial comes the day before students across the country are slated to walkout of school to protest gun violence following the Parkland, Fla. high school shooting last month that killed 17 people.







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