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Ten Women's March on Washington organizers were arrested in New York City


UPDATE 8:57pm: The PR firm for the Women's March on Washington said that ten organizers were arrested by the New York City Police Department "in an act of civil disobedience." The organizers had been sitting in the street near the Trump International Hotel at Columbus Circle where they disrupted traffic, TIME reported.

They live-tweeted their arrests.

Police make arrests after demonstrators at the International Women's Day rally stage a sit-down protest outside Trump International Hotel at Columbus Circle, Wednesday March 8, 2017, in New York. Police made 14 arrests after warning protesters they were blocking traffic. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

According to the Washington Post, 13 women in total were arrested by New York police.apim

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Linda Sarsour, one of the organizers of the Women's March, was arrested Wednesday outside Trump International Hotel in New York City, according to AJ+.

Sarsour and other protesters outside the hotel were told by police to disperse several times. Sarsour and other protesters refused. 

A reporter with A Plus said roughly a dozen women were arrested.

Here's a video of the arrest.

The protest was held outside Trump International as part of International Women's Day and A Day Without a Woman.

Sarsour was appointed the co-chair of the Women's March. She was also behind a crowdfunding campaign in which Muslims raised money to restore a vandalized Jewish cemetery.

Sarsour said Wednesday morning that she was joining the strike.

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