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Over 1,000 teddy bears lined the lawn outside Los Angeles City Hall Sunday for the “Bear the Truth” pop-up art curation to honor the Black Lives Matter movement and encourage conversations about race.

The organizers, a group of local women, said the demonstration is meant to begin the difficult conversation about racial inequality between children and families, with each toy representing a child from Los Angeles.

“We feel that this is a tangible way for kids to understand racism and what’s going on,” one of the founders, Sydni Wynter, said. 

The segment aired on the KTLA 5 News on June 28, 2020.