Updated with photos: Gun violence awareness flash mob

MacMillan_homeA child skips across new chalk memorials Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia’s LOVE Park, shortly after a flash mob performance which was intended “to promote the awareness of the devastating effects of gun violence.” Photographs for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Jim MacMillan.

MacMillan leftAt the stroke of noon, participants raised their arms and fell slowly to the ground.

Next, they outlined each other in chalk and labeled each figure to represent gun violence victims, issues and incidents.

Artists Against Gun Violence organized the event. Register to participate in upcoming events in Boston and Washington, or plan one of you own at artammo.org.

Slide show: Sequence of photos from Love Park flash mob

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View the photos we tweeted earlier @GunCrisisNews.

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