Activists and families of gun violence victims protest with 7,000 shoes on Congress' doorstep

The Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, took place less than six years ago, in which 26 people were killed — 20 of whom were young children. Since then, thousands more have died in school shootings.
On Tuesday, the 7,000 children who have lost their lives from gun violence since Sandy Hook are being remembered with an eye-opening visual memorial on the southeast lawn outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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Avaaz, a global activism organization founded in 2007, has placed 7,000 pairs of empty shoes side-by-side on the lawn — one pair for each child killed by a gun. The shoes include pairs from families who lost their children in school shootings across America. Read more... More about Children , Social Good , Shoes , Protest , and March For Life

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