Across the world, women and their allies rallied Wednesday to mark International Women’s Day. In the United States, organizers declared “A Day Without a Woman,” calling for a one-day strike and for boycott of stores. In Prince George’s County, Maryland, the entire school district closed down after 1,700 teachers asked for the day off. In New York City, thousands rallied outside Trump International Hotel and Tower. Speakers included Linda Sarsour, a lead organizer of the historic January 21 Women’s March on Washington.
Linda Sarsour: “So I want you to understand that your statement that you’re making today is part of a long history of women who have led us in social justice movements. What makes it different now? Now we have an open sexist, misogynist, anti-women president.”
Linda Sarsour was one of 13 activists later arrested for acts of civil disobedience outside Trump Tower.