Examples from the Web for sit-ins
DeCrow would come to lead a movement against this practice, suing the Hotel Syracuse in 1969 and calling for protests and sit-ins.
The play was staged a year before African-American students began their sit-ins in North Carolina.
Dr. King noted that marches, even historic marches like the March on Washington, and sit-ins were not the ultimate goal.Martin Luther King’s Dream of Love, 50 Years After ‘I Have a Dream’|Maurice Emerson Decaul|August 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Over a dozen churches in Minya alone have been attacked or torched since the violent dispersal of the Islamist sit-ins, they said.
Egypt is exploding with protests, sit-ins and strikes these days.
British Dictionary definitions for sit-ins
verb sit in (intr, adverb)
Word Origin and History for sit-ins
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."
Culture definitions for sit-ins
A form of nonviolent protest, employed during the 1960s in the civil rights movement and later in the movement against the Vietnam War. In a sit-in, demonstrators occupy a place open to the public, such as a racially segregated (see segregation) lunch counter or bus station, and then refuse to leave. Sit-ins were designed to provoke arrest and thereby gain attention for the demonstrators' cause.