Examples from the Web for sit-in
The organizers of the protest, who did not have a permit for the sit-in, refused to leave and police began to arrest them in mass.Occupy Climate Change! Hundreds Blame Capitalism at Flood Wall Street Rally|Jacob Siegel|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They tore down some tents of the sit-in and set fire to the others.Ahdaf Soueif’s Cairo: Remembering A City Wracked By The Arab Spring|Ahdaf Soueif|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our number of martyrs since the clearing of the sit-in 107.In Egypt’s Countryside, Vendettas Between Police and Islamists Simmer|Mike Giglio, Christopher Dickey|October 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Outside Rabaa, however, the presence of so many children at the sit-in has caused an uproar.
In fact, as the sit-in has pressed on, the number of children there has seemed to rise.
British Dictionary definitions for sit-in
verb sit in (intr, adverb)
Word Origin and History for sit-in
1936, in reference to session musicians; 1937, in reference to union action; 1941, in reference to student protests. From the verbal phrase; see sit (v.) + in (adv.). To sit in is attested from 1868 in the sense "attend, be present;" from 1919 specifically as "attend as an observer."