Hundreds of Events Planned for Friday’s ‘General Strike’

Tens of thousands of people across the United States are expected to skip work and attend rallies and marches Friday as part of a “general strike” to “get our democracy back,” NBC News reported. 

Strike4Democracy, one of the groups organizing the nationwide event, which is called the “#F17 General Strike,” said more than 100 public protests are expected. Event pages on Facebook indicate the potential for high participation: Nearly 20,000 people have responded to the page for a New York City march alone.

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It will be the second straight day of national protests, following Thursday’s “Day Without Immigrants” campaign, which was aimed at making a point about the economic impact immigrants have on the U.S. labor force.

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