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Activists to hold sit-in to “Save the Cow”

On Tuesday, April 1 at noon, supporters of the soon-to-be closed Holy Cow Cafe will hold a sit-in and costume contest in the EMU food court to protest the EMU’s decision not to renew the restaurant’s lease.

According to the poster for the event, everyone should participate because “taking political action is fun and rewarding. Don’t knock it ’till you try it. And, lastly, because this is a fight we can win!”

The poster also included a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. about the effectiveness of sit-ins and non-violent protest. However, the reason the sit-ins of the civil rights movement were effective was because a) the protesters weren’t supposed to be sitting there, b) their presence incited violence against them and c) this attracted media attention, gaining sympathy for their cause. None of these qualities will be met at Tuesday’s sit-in. Last time I checked, the food court was made for sitting in, and no one is likely to get violent unless the protesters block access to Panda Express. (Some people feel very strongly about orange chicken).

And a costume contest? Seriously, this is how you plan on sticking it to the man?

  1. MBH says:

    With chairs involved, it’s more of a sit-on, or a sit-down, really.

  2. Drew says:

    How can you have a sit in with no chairs?

  3. Sean Jin says:

    Sounds like these activists have forgotten where they came from.

  4. jake says:

    I feel strongly about orange chicken.

  5. Billy Bob Snorton says:

    You better believe I will be there, I will make my voice heard

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