Chick-fil-A protest marks rise of ‘eat-in’ movement

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In the 20th century India’s Mahatma Gandhi famously used the hunger strike as political protest. In America today we demonstrate by eating fast food.

Call it an “eat-in,” call it a “buycott”: By whatever name, it’s a tactic that’s growing in popularity. As Wednesday’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day indicates, it’s a form of protest Americans find increasingly easy to swallow.

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