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.
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DeCrow would come to lead a movement against this practice, suing the Hotel Syracuse in 1969 and calling for protests and sit-ins.The Bars That Made America Great|Nina Strochlic|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The play was staged a year before African-American students began their sit-ins in North Carolina.Is There a Ma Joad for the Piketty Era?|Katie Baker|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.Christians Under Attack|Mike Giglio, Sophia Jones|August 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some of the undocumented immigrants who call themselves DREAMers have held sit-ins in Obama campaign offices.Obama Gets Smart on Immigration With New Policy for DREAMers|Michelle Goldberg|June 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His suggestion to proprietors of lunch counters undergoing sit-ins was to kick out unwelcome customers.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965|Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.