International Women’s Day Rally Converges at Washington Square Park


International Women’s Day / Women’s Strike takes to Washington Square Park March 8, 2017.

This great photo of the International Women’s Day crowd gathered amidst the Fountain Plaza and the backdrop of the Arch was taken by Widad Hassan. Wednesday’s rally then turned into a march which included stops at the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Memorial and Zuccotti Park.

To view more photos at the park, visit Washington Square Park Blog’s International Women’s Day Album 2017 on Facebook.

Some of the media coverage of the day in NYC:

“We Want to Stand Up & Be Counted”: New Yorkers Speak Out at NYC’s Day Without a Woman Rally, Democracy Now!

“This isn’t just a trend for us”: why New York women went on strike, in their own words, Vox

Views from A Day Without A Woman in New York City, The Verge

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