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The ‘Day Without A Woman’ Organizers Were Arrested at Trump Hotel in NYC

International Women’s Day on Wednesday was also taken up as a day of resistance for women-identifying individuals and their allies across America. In New York City, organizers of the Women’s March(es) that took place over inauguration weekend gathered to protest outside the Trump International Hotel near Central Park. Thirteen protesters were arrested for civil disobedience,  some of whom were organizers of the action, according to The Huffington Post.

Pictures of the protests and the arrests have been circulating around social media in solidarity with the individuals arrested, and Women’s March organizers called for support at the precinct where the individuals were detained yesterday afternoon.

UPDATE: Meet us at 7th precinct (19 1/2 Pitt St) in Manhattan to show solidarity with our sisters who were arrested today. #DayWithoutAWoman

It was announced late yesterday evening that all of those who were arrested had been released, but no details about their booking or arrests have been released yet by the NYPD. According to HuffPo, one of those arrested was Bob Bland, an organizer who recently gave birth and needed to nurse her baby—but the NYPD continued to detain her.

Outside the police station, fellow resisters and reporters were gathered to wait for the individuals to be released, and Linda Sarsour, one of the co-chairs of the Women’s March, was interviewed after leaving the station.

After lauding her fellow protesters for their courage and commitment, Sarsour called other individuals to action. “I feel fine, I feel empowered, I feel proud of what I did today,” Sarsour said. “I hope [my resistance] sends a message to people that you’ve gotta risk it, you’ve got to be bold in this moment.”

It’s stunning and beyond admirable what these organizers and protesters and advocates continue to do in the face of the massive injustices being perpetrated by our administration. I for one, am taking notes.

Margeaux Biché

Columbia Barnard

Margeaux Biché is a current senior at Barnard College living in New York City. During her freshman year, she studied at the George Washington University in D.C., where she wrote for The GW Hatchet. She is a Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies major and is passionate about social justice. While she does not know exactly where she'll take her degree, she hopes she can contribute to the advancement of marginalized peoples through legal and/or activist work. Chocolate covered pretzels are her favorite food, Rihanna is her favorite musician and her go-to talent is her ability to wiggle her ears. Margeaux loves dogs, hiking and her hometown basketball team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, all of which are oft-featured on her Instagram account. Twitter | LinkedIn
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