The Women’s Strike Organizers Stopped for a Pic Mid-Arrest

Some of the activists behind the Women’s Strike were arrested in New York City yesterday and, like the true badasses they are, they stopped to pose for pictures in the police van.

Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Carmen Perez, who also helped organize the Women’s March this past January, participated in a protest outside of Trump Tower that drew hundreds of people. The group attempted to form a human chain around the building and thirteen of them were arrested, although they described the protest as peaceful.

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Protesters swarmed the van and began chanting for their release. They were taken to the 7th Precinct in Manhattan and invited protesters to show solidarity by meeting them there.

“I feel empowered, I feel proud of what I did today and I’ve done this many times before,” Sarsour said in a video published by The Huffington Post of her release. “I hope it sends a message to people that you’ve got to risk it, you’ve got to be bold in this moment.”

A Day Without Woman was internationally successful, too. Women in more than 30 countries participated in striking from all labor, both paid and unpaid. This included jobs, childcare, and domestic and emotional work. Galore went on strike too. So many women went on strike that public schools in some school districts had to close.

If we were responsible for that, we’d feel pretty empowered too.

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