I think for this to work at all they have to get a HUGE number of stores to actually close (or put their store on vacation mode) Will enough shops do it? I'm not so sure?
This may be a way to get Etsy to reply to all the questions. Or they may deactivate all the shops that go on vacation mode on that day. Its a gamble for sure.
For me I will have to think it over some more. If I think it could really bring about a change I would be open to it. If not its a waste of time and could get your banned from Etsy.
Then again sales have come to a screeching halt ever since this happened. So it may not matter if we all get shut down?
Would love to hear from other Etsy members on what they think of this protest in the comments.
Edited to add protest strike links
Etsy shop protester page
Web page with details