Powerful photos of the ‘Day Without a Woman’ strike outside the Trump hotel in New York City

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Women take part in a ‘Day Without a Woman’ march on International Women’s Day in New York, U.S., March 8, 2017.
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Thousands of women across the world are participating in demonstrations and rallies for International Women’s Day on March 8.

The organizers of January’s Women’s March on Washington also called for a “Day Without a Woman” strike, leading to school and business closures around the US. Women were encouraged to wear red and shop only at businesses owned by women and minorities.

In New York City, protesters gathered outside of the Trump International Hotel near Columbus Circle to push for gender equality and women’s rights.

Here are a few powerful images from the event.


The “Day Without a Woman” strike seeks to highlight the need for economic, social, and reproductive justice for all women.

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In New York City, hundreds of people gathered in Columbus Circle for a rally.

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Demonstrators sit in Columbus Circle in front of Trump International Hotel on International Women’s Day in New York, March 8, 2017.
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The event featured a number of speakers, including national organizers from January’s Women’s March.

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Some protesters climbed the circle’s fountain to get a better view of the speakers.

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Demonstrators stand on a fountain as they take part in a ‘Day Without a Woman’ march on International Women’s Day in New York, March 8, 2017.
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Many wore red, a color that is associated with the labor movement.

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Organizers said red also symbolizes “revolutionary love and sacrifice.”

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Homemade signs had statements like, “In solidarity with our international sisters” and “We honor the legacy of the movements before us.” The march started at the Trump International Hotel.

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Some women wore tape on their mouths to protest Trump’s global gag rule, which prevents non-governmental organizations overseas from receiving US funding or support if they provide abortion services and information.

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Men also showed up to display their support for the cause.

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A handful of demonstrators were arrested by New York City police.

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New York Police Department officers arrest a woman who was taking part in a ‘Day Without a Woman’ march in New York, March 8, 2017.
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The demonstrators attempted to build a human chain around the Trump Hotel as an act of civil disobedience.

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Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington tweeted that they were being taken to a precinct.


Despite the arrests, the organizers of the Day Without a Woman say they hope the demonstrations will turn into a sustained political movement.

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