Women's March Organizers Were Arrested At Trump Tower

"Many of our national organizers have been arrested in an act of civil disobedience," the Women's March Twitter account posted today. "We will not be silent."

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." 






The arrests were captured on camera and posted to Twitter:




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:


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 

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