The Organizers Of The Women’s March Are Planning A General Strike

The date for the strike has not yet been announced.

February 06, 2017
The Organizers Of The Women’s March Are Planning A General Strike Protesters gather during the Women's March on Washington, January 21, 2017 / Mario Tama / Getty Images

The organizers of the Women's March, which brought protesters together in Washington D.C. and cities around the country on January 21, have announced plans for a general strike. The Women's March account tweeted out the news on Monday, writing, "The will of the people will stand." The date for the strike is still being determined.

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The announcement from the Women's March organizers follows two recent strikes from members of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance and Yemeni-American store owners in New York City. Taxi drivers declared a one-hour strike in solidarity with those who gathered at JFK to protest Trump's Muslim ban on January 28. Yemeni-American bodega owners closed their stores on Thursday and held a public protest in Brooklyn.

As BuzzFeed points out, two other groups have announced plans for general strikes in recent weeks. One organization is calling for a February 17 strike to protest against Trump, while a California chapter of the Service Employees International Union is organizing a general strike to take place on May 1.

A representative for the Women's March was not immediately available for comment.

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