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Women's March Organizers Arrested in NYC for Blocking the Road

Women's March Organizers Arrested in NYC for Blocking the Road
Linda Sarsour arrested by the New York Police Department (NYPD) during the 'Day Without A Woman' protest in front of the Trump International Hotel. Photo Credit: Rainmaker Photo/MediaPunch/IPX

Thirteen protesters, including the four main organizers of the Women’s March, were arrested for “disrupting traffic” during a “Day Without a Woman” demonstration in New York City Wednesday.

Via Time:

Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland were arrested early Wednesday afternoon after a day of loud but orderly protests for “A Day Without a Woman,” a strike the group organized to mark IWD. The organizers, as well as several other protesters, had been sitting in the street near the Trump Hotel at Columbus Circle, disrupting traffic. A representative for the four activists confirmed the arrests.

The Women’s March organizers live-tweeted their political stunt on Twitter.

Women’s March organizers encouraged women across the nation to stay home from work, wear red, and avoid spending money, in addition to participating in protests today.

According to Time, about a thousand women gathered in New York City “to protest the unfair treatment of women” — which makes Linda Sarsour, one of those arrested, an odd choice for national co-chair of the Women’s March.

A staunch defender of Sharia law, Sarsour railed against Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Brigitte Gabriel in 2011, tweeting that they should be assaulted and saying she wished she could remove their private parts because they “don’t deserve to be women.”

Ali, a victim of genital mutilation while living in Somalia, blasted Sarsour as a “fake feminist” who is not interested in universal human rights.

“She is a defender of Sharia law,” Ali said, “No principle degrades and dehumanizes women more than Sharia law.”

Ali said Sarsour hates her and Gabriel because they speak out against Sharia.

She suggested that instead of protesting in Washington, Sarsour should have organized a march for Yazidi women kidnapped by ISIS, “mass rape” incidents in Europe, or Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for “blasphemy.”

Instead, she’s marching and blocking roads because she doesn’t like the duly elected president of the United States.

The irony here, of course, is that under Sharia law, if she had been criticizing Islam rather than the United States while blocking the road, there’s a good chance she’d have been facing prolonged imprisonment or execution — not just a fun ride in the paddy wagon with her feminist “sisters.”



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