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Trump Tower Arrests Mark 'Day Without a Woman' Rallies

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Participants carry signs and chant during the International Women's Day rally in the shadow of New York's Trump Tower, Wednesday March 8, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

By    |   Thursday, 09 Mar 2017 09:56 AM

Hundreds of female demonstrators gathered around President Donald Trump’s New York towers, where more than a dozen people were arrested during "A Day Without A Woman" rallies on Wednesday.

The protests that marked International Women’s Day appeared to be another opportunity for women to band together to spread a message of empowerment.

Demonstrators marched in the streets and stood outside of Trump International Hotel and Trump Tower chanting “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Trump has got to go!” according to the New York Daily News.

Some protesters brought posters along for the demonstration – signs that read “Women’s Rights are Human Rights!” and “P**** Power.”

There were reportedly 13 arrests made outside of Trump International Hotel and Tower during the demonstration, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Police officers reportedly warned demonstrators that if they didn’t get out of the streets, they’d be charged.

“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 rep of the Women’s March organization said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “After a peaceful protest in New York City in honor of A Day Without a Woman, 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.”

Women and others gathered at Columbus Circle at 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, beginning their march near Trump International Hotel, according to The Huffington Post.

Among those arrested during the protests was Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland – all co-chairs of the Women’s March organization.

“[The NYPD] put [Sarsour] in a paddy wagon and protesters surrounded it, singing and chanting for her release,” Isaac Saul, a reporter at A Plus, told The Huffington Post.

This comes after millions of women around the world filled the streets, marching and protesting on the day after Trump was sworn into office in January.

Twitter users shared their thoughts about the event.

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