Mother inspiring others to take a stand to demand a ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war

Just three days after the mother saw the installation online that was up in London, she decided to bring it to Manhattan, filling empty strollers with teddy bears and missing children’s flyers.

Mary-Lyn Buckley and Adolfo Carrion

Nov 7, 2023, 3:24 AM

Updated 197 days ago

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A Williamsburg mother is taking a stand and encouraging other mothers to do the same.  
Hundreds of empty baby strollers were spotted outside of the United Nations, each one representing an Israeli child that was kidnapped by Hamas in October. The demonstration made its way to New York City thanks to Adi Abras, heartbroken mother and founder of NYC Empty Stroller Demonstration.  
Just three days after Abras saw the installation online that was up in London, she decided to bring it to Manhattan, filling empty strollers with teddy bears and missing children’s flyers.  
“Less than an hour in we had over 100 people and over 50 strollers,” said Abras. “They all wanted to help, not just women, not just mothers, men [too].” 
Abras and her husband both moved to New York from Israel and welcomed a baby girl just ten months ago.  


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