Sit-Ins Do all peaceful protests work?

What is a sit-in? A sit-in is when a group of people will go to a place that they are affected from and stay in there until the protesters are arrested. The way that most people hear about the sit-in is because it affects many people and the protest gets in the news. Some examples of sit-ins are Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the National Anthem, The Dakota pipeline protest, and the Greensboro sit-in.

What are some examples of sit-ins?

Dakota pipEline protest

One recent sit-in was the Dakota pipeline Protest.

Colin Kaepernick Kneeling

Another recent sit-in was Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the National Anthem.

What did Colin Kaepernick do? Colin took a knee during the National Anthem to protest police brutality and racism against people of color. Kaepernick was not the only person to knee during the National Anthem 28 other athletes joined him. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said in an interview with the NFL media. How does this affect Kaepernick? This affected not only Kaepernick but the whole 49ers organization. This got the players and coaches shocked and distracted from the game of football. This protest also raised awareness for police brutality and how it affects people.

Greensboro sit-in

ALso know as the lunch COunter protest

The people who started the lunch counter sit-in were Ezell A. Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), Franklin E. McCain, Joseph A. McNeil, and David L. Richmond.

What did they do? The protesters went to a restaurant where they only serve white people and the protesters asked to be served. The protesters we constantly asked to leave but they stayed at the bar. The protest took place at the Woolworth lunch counter on July 25, 1960.

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