School violence remembered as thousands of shoes placed before US Congress


The Monument For Our Kids memorial includes 7,000 pairs of shoes, said Avaaz, the organization behind the event. The figure used by Avaaz would amount to approximately 6,825 children killed by guns in that time period.

Avaaz, a global organization that coordinates demonstrations for progressive causes, created the shoe installation on the southeast lawn at about 8 a.m. "The protesters held up a sign that read "#NotOneMore". Prominent celebrities, including Bette Midler and Chelsea Handler, helped publicize the drive via social media. "I think this kind of event with shoes offers a very powerful metaphor both for how we miss the victims who once filled those shoes, and also for how we see ourselves wanting to walk in their place, seeking change, so that others don't have to walk this painful journey".

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According to, which has a map of planned protests across the country, there are also events planned for Clearwater, Pinellas Park, Brandon and Plant City. The shoes represents the number of lives lost since the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Ct. A few have threatened to suspend students if they disrupt class by leaving.

Dozens of colleges and universities across the country, including at least three Ivy League schools, have said their application processes will not consider disciplinary action taken against high school students who engage in protests. Shortly after the Parkland shooting, the group set up a trio of billboards, near Marco Rubio's Florida headquarters.

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Tuesday's shoe memorial is reminiscent of a monument on the Danube River near the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest commemorating thousands of people, including Jews, killed by fascists in the 1940s.

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