Thousands of people gathered on Fifth Avenue in the shadow of New York’s Trump Tower to demonstrate on International Women’s Day. Women dressed in red waved hand-made signs and raised their fists in solidarity.
“America has derailed, and there is nothing great about a derailment, women it is up to us to get America back on track and to that destination often talked about but never reached – the station named Liberty and Justice for All. Yes we can,” said activist Victoria Pannell.
At a protest outside Trump International Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, police say 13 people were arrested for blocking traffic. The protests Wednesday were part of a nationwide event called A Day Without a Woman.
Many of the participants had taken a day off from work to show the impact women have on the American economy.Sandra Collins, drove down from Massachusetts for the march and said she feels like a movement is being created.
“The right of every woman is under siege right now, and we need to active and take back the power that we have,” said Collins.