[Ads-l] die-in

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 23 09:19:06 EDT 2017


"Die-ins" got a lot of attention in late 2014 as part of Black Lives Matter
protests. I wrote about the term at the time for my Wall St. Journal column.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/die-ins-of-police-protests-hark-back-to-great-depression-1418409400

As I write there, the term goes at least as far back to the first Earth Day
in April 1970, when demonstrators in Boston staged a die-in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYyNL17_AEU


On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 8:15 AM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com>
wrote:

> Presumably a spin-off from "sit-in":
>
> There is an (apparently) nation-wide "Die-in" to be held on June 4 to
> protest Republican health-care proposals.
>
>
>

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