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“The will of the people will stand,” the organizers posted on Twitter. The date of the strike is still to be determined.
The will of the people will stand. pic.twitter.com/SKJCRLhRKn
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) February 6, 2017
The announcement follows two New York City strikes from groups affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries and all refugees from entering the US (the order was placed on a temporary hold on Friday).
On January 28, members of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance went on a one-hour strike in solidarity with protesters at JFK airport. Uber, however, was still servicing riders, which prompted the #DeleteUber hashtag that led to 200,000 deleted accounts, according to The Verge.
A week later, members of New York City’s Yemeni-American community closed hundreds of their markets and protested in Brooklyn.
Another group of grassroots organizers are planning a general strike on February 17 to protest Trump’s policies.
Business Insider has reached out to the Women’s March organizers for comment.