These teddy bears were assembled in the centre of York yesterday (Friday).
They were brought together in St Helen’s Square to highlight the suffering of children in the current Israel-Gaza war.
Palestine solidarity activists in York organised the event.
Organiser Jane Carter asked people to bring a teddy bear “to symbolise one of the approximately 8,000 Gazan children killed in the conflict so far.
She said: “Thousands more have been maimed, some having limbs amputated without anesthetic as hospitals supplies have run out.”
Jane said children have witnessed their parents, siblings and relatives killed and maimed and the psychological trauma of these experiences will live with them for life if they survived.
“And yet it continues! We say from the bottom of our hearts, stop the bombing. Ceasefire now!”