Thursday, March 9, 2017

Women's March Organizers Arrested at Trump Tower International Women's Day Protest

The organization's Twitter account documented the situation and called for a protest "to show solidarity" on Wednesday afternoon.

More than a dozen demonstrators involved in the New York City protest near the president's Trump International Hotel and Tower were arrested on Wednesday.
The NYPD confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that 13 people were arrested Wednesday afternoon, not long after the International Women's Day marchers had made their way to the Columbus Circle hotel for the "Day Without a Woman" rally.
The Women's March, the organization behind the "Day Without a Woman" strike happening nationwide on Wednesday, confirmed to THR that the 13 people taken into custody were organizers and supporters of the event. Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, and Bob Bland were among those arrested for civil disobedience.
"Today, the national leaders of the Women’s March gathered with allies and those participating in the day’s actions for a show of solidarity and revolutionary love," a rep for the organization told THR. "After a peaceful protest in New York City in honor of A Day Without a Woman, 13 organizers and supporters were arrested by the New York City Police Department in an act of civil disobedience outside of Trump International Hotel & Towers."

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