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NEW YORK — About 1,000 people gathered on Fifth Avenue in the shadow of New York’s Trump Tower to demonstrate on International Women’s Day.

Women dressed in red waved hand-made signs with messages that included: ‘‘Resist like a girl.’’

At a protest outside Trump International Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, police say 13 people were arrested for blocking traffic.

The protests Wednesday were part of a nationwide event called A Day Without a Woman.

Many of the participants had taken a day off from work to show the impact women have on the American economy.

Women participated in a protest near Trump Tower in New York.
Women participated in a protest near Trump Tower in New York.AFP/Getty Images
A woman was arrested after sitting down in the street outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York.
A woman was arrested after sitting down in the street outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York.AFP/Getty Images
One of the women was arrested by a New York Police Department officer.
One of the women was arrested by a New York Police Department officer.AFP/Getty Images
Another protester was arrested.
Another protester was arrested.AFP/Getty Images