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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 forcibly dispersion of the sit-ins has sparked waves of violence on the streets, affecting various sectors like transportation, banking and the stock market; many multinational companies have suspended their operations in Egypt until further notice.
Those within military fortifications set up around the sit-ins confirmed that those within the squares intended on using violence in order to resist their dispersal.
ISLAMABAD -- Showing grave concern over prolonged sit-ins in the Red Zone of Federal Capital, students and daily wagers have urged the leadership of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT)to enabl them to resume their routine life.
The incident occurred following the dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda Square sit-ins in August 2013.
Replying to a question, the Information Minister said the government does not want to use force against participants of the sit-ins because their leaders are using women and children as human shields.
The CM said the whole conspiracy stands exposed adding that Dharna leaders had met in London and the events that followed can make people understand what sit-ins had done for them.
On Wednesday, El-Beblawi reiterated in a televised speech the cabinet's decision to disperse the ongoing sit-ins in Cairo in support of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
For the military, failure to disperse the Islamists' Cairo sit-ins peacefully would leave it little choice but to use force, provoking a bloodbath that would tarnish its image and cost it world support.
Holding a sit-in on the eastern highway disrupts traffic on this main road, which ensures transport between Sidon and its south and east as well as Beirut and the mountain.
The activists organizing the sit-ins distributed a statement prior to the beginning of the protests, which declared the participants support for the Arab revolution and declared the beginning of the revolution in Lebanon.
The Greensboro sit-in 50 years ago, and those that followed, ignited a decade of civil rights protests in the U.
We are honored to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the sit-in movement with the Museum's grand opening in 2010.