In a huge stroke of irony, women were arrested on the International Women's Day for protesting peacefully outside of Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York City in the spirit of "Day Without a Woman."
"Whose streets? Our streets!" pic.twitter.com/B9ecG083SV— Women's March (@womensmarch) March 8, 2017
The arrests were captured on camera and posted to Twitter:
Linda Sarsour was just arrested outside Trump International for disorderly conduct. pic.twitter.com/SOais39G7L— Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul) March 8, 2017
Many of our national organizers have been arrested in an act of civil disobedience. We will not be silent. #DayWithoutAWoman— Women's March (@womensmarch) March 8, 2017
According to A Plus columnist Isaac Saul, who reported on the event, the demonstrators were informed they would be taken into custody if they didn't scatter from the street:
To be clear, Sarsour and others were told they would be arrested if they didn't disperse from the road. Many refused, they arrested ab 12.— Isaac Saul (@Ike_Saul) March 8, 2017
TIME describes the protests as "loud" yet "orderly." At least four arrests of activists were confirmed: Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland, and Tamika Mallory.
Overall, at least a thousand women rallied at 5th Ave and 59th St in New York City.
Despite the detainings, the huge turnout was nonetheless a nationwide win for women.
Banner and thumbnail credit: Reuters, Lucas Jackson