'A Day Without Women': Women's March Group Announces Plan to Hold a General Strike
The group that organized the Women’s March on inaugural weekend is calling for a mass strike in opposition of President Trump.
In social media posts, the group announced a strike on a date yet to be determined and provided no other details.
The will of the people will stand. https://t.co/SKJCRLhRKn— Women's March (@Women's March)1486397101.0
On the day after Trump’s inauguration, more than three million Americans nationwide took to the streets to demonstrate their dissent against the new president. Washington, D.C., the epicenter of the Women’s March, drew around 500,000 protesters, a turn out so large that it engulfed the entire march route.
On the official website of the Women’s March, a note thanks the millions of people from “around the world” who showed solidarity that day.
“Thank you to the millions of people around the world who, on January 21, came together to raise our voices,” the website said. “But our march forward does not end here. Now is the time to get friends, family and community together and make history.”
The announcement on Monday of an upcoming general strike reveals the next big plan the group has in store for the Trump administration. A strike of a national scale would be unprecedented in modern U.S. history. Last year, in India, public sector workers went on a 24-hour nation-wide general strike against the government’s economic policies.
People on social media seemed receptive to the idea of a nationwide strike.
I'm so in. RT!!! https://t.co/nO60uFe30o— Neko Case (@Neko Case)1486400586.0
YES! https://t.co/SGb9gJqNTL— Tegan and Sara (@Tegan and Sara)1486397566.0