Hundreds of children and families planted pinwheels in downtown Lansing on Tuesday to show support for victims of child abuse and neglect and to raise awareness to prevent the abuse.

Pinwheels, the national symbol of child abuse prevention, were placed at Washington and Michigan avenues near the capitol during the Children's Trust Fund's eighth annual Prevention Awareness Day Rally.

Last year, the state confirmed that 34,697 children were abused or neglected, according to the Michigan Department & Human Services.

Speakers at the rally included pediatricians, lawmakers, activists and more.  The Lansing State Journal has more details.