Several Women’s March organizers were arrested outside of Trump International Hotel in Manhattan Wednesday during the city’s International Women’s Day protest.
According to a New York Police Department spokesman, 13 people were arrested as the protest made it’s way to Columbus Circle near Central Park.
“Today, the national leaders of the Women’s March gathered with allies and those participating in the day’s actions for a show of solidarity and revolutionary love,” a spokesperson for the Women’s March organization told The Hollywood Reporter. “After a peaceful protest in New York City in honor of A Day Without Women, 13 organizers and supporters were arrested by the New York City Police Department in an act of civil disobedience outside of Trump International Hotel & Towers.”
Among those arrested included Women’s March national committee members, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland.
Wednesday’s protest coincided with nationwide demonstrations and rallies promoting “A Day Without A Woman.” According to event organizers, women across the country were encouraged to strike, wear red, protest or refuse to shop from any place that is not a small business or owned by women or another minority group.
The protest is “recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system — while receiving lower wages and experiences greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment and job insecurity,” the website said.
As detailed throughout the day on the official Women’s March Twitter account, multiple demonstrators participated in what they called an act of civil disobedience and blocked traffic outside of Columbus Circle near Trump International Hotel.
Those arrested have been released, according to the Women's March Twitter account.
According to The Associated Press, about 1,000 people demonstrated in Manhattan Wednesday.