“Whenever a survivor is bullied or belittled, we will fight back!” said Chirlane McCray, the first lady of New York City.
Chants of “We have the power!” and “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” cut through the din of Lower Manhattan…
In Washington, at least 128 people were arrested and charged with misdemeanors, according to the Capitol Police. About a third were arrested at about 10:30 a.m. in the Dirksen Senate Office Building for unlawfully participating in the demonstration. The rest were arrested at about 12:15 p.m. in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building.
Demonstrators sat in the hallway outside the office of Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, wearing shirts that read “Believe Women” and “Be A Hero.” They chanted “We believe Debbie Ramirez,” “We believe Dr. Ford” and “We believe Anita Hill,” a livestream of the demonstrations showed.