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sit-in

a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats in a public place and refuse to move as a protest
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The two sit-ins were established in support of former president Mohamed Morsi's regime.
The Chief Minister said that sit-ins damaged the countrys image due to which besides delay in development projects, the process of foreign investment hindered.
Sit-ins had harmed the interests of the country and Chinese President Xi Jinping was now visiting to India he said and added that even enemies do not resort to such acts.
At the same time, he lamented the impact of the the sit-ins on public life and the national economy.
So even if the sit-ins succeed in closing supplies through Peshawar, the southern route would remain open.
Still, they applied restraint and were committed to the international standards and legal means of clearing the sit-ins.
Dispersing armed sit-ins is a matter of sovereignty in facing armed sit-ins which used all forms of violence," said the Egyptian diplomat.
The revolution of January 25th symbolizes one of the finest examples of peaceful sit-ins and so did the pro-Morsi supporters in Rab Al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares, therefore, it is necessary to maintain this peacefulness in order not to sow discord," the statement added.
Xinhua's correspondent added that the security forces used loudspeakers to warn the residents around the sit-ins not to leave their buildings or look out of the windows during the operation.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Egyptian police broke up a Muslim Brotherhood sit-in near the Giza zoo and attempted to clear the other at Rab El-Adawiya square shortly after dawn on Wednesday, making good on pledge to disperse thousands of pro-Mursi protesters in both venues.
At first, security officials said they would besiege the sit-ins within 24 hours.
Any moves would have set the stage for deadly clashes with tens of thousands gathered at the two Cairo sit-ins in support of Mohammed Morsi.