Children's shoes at Capitol represent those killed in last 5 years

By Ian Simpson

By Ian Simpson

Organized by Avaaz, a USA -based civic organization that emphasizes global activism, intends for the "Monument for our Kids" to put pressure on Congress to take action on gun control.

Donors to the shoe monument include actresses Susan Sarandon and Bette Midler, and talk show host Chelsea Handler. Some of the shoes being placed on the lawn are from some of the victims, according to Avaaz.

The shoes are set to be donated to various charities after the demonstration ends, also on Tuesday. The display is part of a massive memorial by a community organization called Avaaz. "And she said 'hi mommy".

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Wednesday's #ENOUGH National School Walkout, organized by the activists who helped plan the Women's March in Washington for the past two years, will begin at 10 a.m. local time (1400 GMT). Approximately five years and three months passed between the Sandy Hook shooting and the demonstration; in that period of time by those figures, the number of children killed by guns would be roughly 6,825.

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, including Cameron Kasky, Alex Wind, Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, began promoting the demonstration days after surviving the February 14 shooting massacre at the school. Called March for our Lives, the event is a collaboration between the student survivors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Everytown for Gun Safety. There has been, on average, at least one school shooting a week in the United States since 2013.

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