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sit-down

a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators sit down in a public place as a protest or to draw attention to a cause
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The first recorded sit-down in the US was actually in 1906 among General Electric workers of Schenectady, New York.
News of the brief sit-down spread throughout the plant.
The best-known early sit-down strikes were in Ohio.
This began the great wave of 1937 sit-down strikes.
There were 60 sit-down strikes in Chicago in the month of March alone.