Thousands of shoes displayed at U.S. Capitol

NY Daily News 6 months ago

Activists laid thousands of shoes on the lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol as a temporary memorial to the children killed by gun violence on March 13, 2018. Each shoe in the installation represents the number of lives lost since the shooting at Sandy Hook in December 2012.
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The shoes will be displayed from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. After they will be donated to local homeless shelters and other charities.
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The memorial, called Monument for Our Kids, was put on with the help of numerous activists who collected shoes. "We want to represent everyone who's been lost," said Andrew Nazdin, who created the memorial. "We want to bring the tragedy that's been felt in communities across the country right to Congress' doorstep."
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7,000 shoes were laid down for the installation.
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Several bags and boxes of shoes were collected in just a day at Barstons Child's Play in northwest D.C., according to NBC Washington.
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Dozens of activists helped place the shoes on the lawn in the early morning.
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The sun rises over the installation that represents the number of lives lost since the shooting at Sandy Hook.
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Children's shoes are seen at the installation on the lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol on Capitol Hill.
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The activists unload the shoes from a truck before they begin placing them on the lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol.
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