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Women’s March organizers announce general strike on Twitter

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Women's March Los Angeles Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

The organizers behind the Women’s March, who orchestrated last month’s post-Inauguration Day protests, announced a forthcoming general strike on Twitter this morning. The proposed date of the strike, dubbed “A Day Without A Woman,” is still to come.

On January 21st, millions of anti-Trump protesters gathered in Washington, DC and around the world to share their support for women’s rights and equality. And the past two weeks have seen thousands of people rallying together to protest President Trump’s recent executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.

For most of these protests, social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook have proven the most effective and simple way to spread information. On January 28th, protests formed at New York City’s JFK airport just hours after Trump’s executive order was announced, with other cities rapidly planning their own airport protests that night and the following day.

As BuzzFeed points out, Women’s March is not the only organization calling for a general strike in the coming weeks. Some activists have been calling for a national strike on February 17th, the day before Presidents Day, and on May 1st, which historically has been a day of labor protests.

The Verge has reached out to the Women’s March organizers for more details about the strike, and will update with any new information.