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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:51 AM

Group places 7,000 pairs of shoes at Capitol to represent students killed since Sandy Hook [View all]

Source: The Hill




BY MORGAN GSTALTER - 03/13/18 11:41 AM EDT




Thousands of pairs of shoes were placed on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, one for roughly each child who has been killed in school shootings since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, according to activist group Avaaz.

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

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




The memorial comes the day before the scheduled national student walkout to protest gun violence following the Parkland, Fla. high school shooting last month that killed 17 people.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/378115-7000-pairs-of-shoes-placed-at-us-capitol-to-honor-students

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