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Activists lineup thousands of children's shoes outside US Capitol lawn

Activists lineup thousands of children's shoes outside US Capitol lawn”

On March 12, the global advocacy group, Avaaz, laid out 7,000 pairs of children's shoes outside of on the southeast lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., in memory of every child who has died due to gun violence.

According to the event organizers, 7,000 pairs of shoes (14,000 shoes in total) were used in the display, symbolizing that between 14 December 2012 and 13 March 2018, 7,000 children were killed by guns in the United States.

"What we're saying is killing has to stop", Emma Ruby-Sachs, deputy director of Avaaz, told FOX 5-TV. The majority of Americans want gun control.

The silent protest is meant to spur lawmakers to take action on gun reforms.

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.

"Shoes from family members of victims as well celebrities and citizens across the country will be displayed from early morning", Avaaz said in a statement.

"When students protest at schools, our school staff will respond appropriately and allow our students to be heard", said Robert Runcie, superintendent for public schools for Broward County, Florida, where Parkland's Marjory Stoneman is located.



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