"About five families came that were victims of gun violence", Soria said.
A group of activists, using the shoes to illustrate how many American children were lost to gun violence since December 14, 2012.
Tom Mauser was in attendance at the display today, traveling to D.C.in the shoes his son wore when he was killed during the Columbine shooting.
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Celebrities were also among those who donated shoes, ABC reported.
Pairs of shoes are laid out on the lawn outside of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, March 13, 2018.
Organizers of the memorial said the Parkland shooting was the catalyst for creating the memorial.
"The culture on guns is shifting, and we can all feel it", she said.
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The impromptu memorial was coordinated by global activist group Avaaz. A sea of empty shoes also filled the grounds outside the Department of Health in 2016 to represent the millions of uninsured people who die each year from treatable conditions.
A stark reminder and memorial to the children's lives lost to gun violence was spread out on the U.S. Capitol lawn on Tuesday, a sight that prompted passersby and tourists to take photos of an unsettling scene. The symbolic shoe demonstrations likely draw inspiration from the renowned memorial at the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest that honors lives lost during the Holocaust.
More than 2,000 people have RSVP'd via Facebook to attend local demonstrations set to begin at 10 a.m. on March 24 at downtown Tampa's Kiley Gardens and in front of the Pinellas County Courthouse in St. Petersburg.
A 19-year-old with a semi-automatic rifle killed 17 people at a high school in Florida on February 14, sparking rage among parents, students and educators. 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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