14K Empty Shoes Near US Capitol Honor Child Gun Violence Victims

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Thousands of children’s shoes were on display outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday as a temporary memorial to children killed by gun violence.

The Monument for Our Kids, made up for 7,000 pairs of shoes, represents every child killed with a gun since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, organizers said.

The silent protest is intended to put pressure on lawmakers, Oscar Soria, spokesman for the online activist network Avaaz, told News4 last week. The group coordinated the display.

“Before so many of us march in our capital and across the nation, we want to call attention to all those who can’t and remind Congress that part of why we march is because [gun violence victims] can’t,” he said…

Read more : NBC Washington, 13.03.2018