counterprotest


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counterprotest

(ˈkaʊntəˌprəʊtɛst)
n
a protest which opposes an existing protest
vb (intr)
to protest in opposition to an existing protest
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He had been invited by a small pro-unification group to speak at a march and forum in Taichung Saturday, but following his expulsion, the organizers canceled the event, though a counterprotest was expected to take place.
Eric Martin says that during the lead up to the counterprotests against the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, he put a call out to Catholics to attend the counterprotest trainings, which included Christian faith leaders from many denominations, rabbis, and imams.
Along the route, the counterprotest included songs and dancing, arriving at their final stop on Whitehall to the sound of Michael Jackson's hit Black Or White.
And of course, what anti-gun counterprotest would be the same without the obligatory sign accusing gun owners of having inadequate penises?
It's not meant to intimidate." A counterprotest organised by a coalition of leftist and community groups drew at least double the crowd.
The counterprotest which began earlier in the day was a smattering of diverse groups - from black-clad anti-fascists, to supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement to families who brought children in strollers.
For weeks, activists have been planning a counterprotest to the Washington rally organized by Jason Kessler, the principal organizer of last summer's deadly white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia.
One such event was organised to counterprotest a far-right rally planned in Washington this month.
The march to Downing Street was kept at a distance from a counterprotest in Parliament Square, the day after an estimated 100,000-plus rallied through London in opposition to the US president.
Descriptions of the government's failings ranged from "heavy-handed repression" and "a prickly refusal to accept advice" to its "poorly trained military forces that have too often conducted their own rampages." To The New York Times, "enough is enough" with regard to the Nigerian government's response--pointing to, for example, the government's alleged hiring of a mob to stage a counterprotest against #BBOG (see Editorial Board, 2014; Maja-Pearce, 2014).
Robredo lodged a counterprotest, questioning results in about 8,000 voting precincts.