From the organisers in Groningen, the Netherlands:
02 June 2020 6:00 Grote markt square, Groningen
“A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more people occupying an area for a protest, often to promote political, social, or economic change.”
By now we are all aware of the continuous police brutality and anti-Black violence being perpetrated in the US. In solidarity with our black siblings all over the world, we have organised a Sit-In peacefully protesting against ongoing racism in both the US and EU.
Since we are still in the midst of a pandemic, we will be taking health measures very seriously during this protest so as to avoid issues with the authorities:
1. There will be marked areas (each 2 metres apart) to sit, in order to minimise physical contact and ensure that proper social distancing rules set by the Dutch government are met.
2. Bringing a face mask and hand sanitizer is absolutely MANDATORY. If you do not have one or have any symptoms of COVID-19, we strongly encourage you to find more isolated and individual ways to support the movement against anti-Black violence.
3. Bring a blanket/ towel to sit on (optional)
4. This is a non-violent and peaceful protest so any form of disruption or aggression is strongly discouraged.