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A demonstration held in opposition to another demonstration.

coun′ter·dem′on·stra′tor n.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a demonstration that is held in reaction to another deomstration
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Noun1.counterdemonstration - a demonstration held in opposition to another demonstration; "supporters of the president organized a counterdemonstration in his support"
demonstration, presentation, presentment - a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"
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Activist Ronny Cameron, who helped organize the event, said that the counterdemonstration misrepresented the point of his rally.
Tyler Magill, who is a 46-year-old employee at the university library, a longtime host on the university radio station, and perpetual local activist, is identified in the local media as "one of Heinecke's marshals to keep order" at the counterdemonstration.
That gathering sparked a counterdemonstration by others protesting against racism.
Criticism of the Army and the planned protest were met with calls for a counterdemonstration from relatives of Army servicemen and others.
resistance and counterdemonstration on the part of those subjected to
A Facebook group - Coventry Against Britain First - was set up almost immediately after the Britain First meeting was announced in June to encourage a counterdemonstration in response to the planned meeting.
3) That triggered a counterdemonstration in Istanbul, during which protesters burned copies of the paper and threated that its employees "will pay for what they did"; some support was expressed for the Kouachi brothers who had carried out the original attack.
The Elswick ward councillor was taking part in a counterdemonstration organised with the anti-fascist organisation, Newcastle Unites, when he says he was recognised by members of the rival gathering.
Enormous restraint was demonstrated by Merseyside Police as the extreme right-wing group attracted a counterdemonstration from local leftwing News News groups and the police placed themselves in the middle.
Last year, thousands of Tynesiders turned out in force during a counterdemonstration when the far right group picked the city as the location for its first UK march.
A group named Belfast Anti-Fascists was involved in the counterdemonstration called "Refugees Welcome, Bigots Not".
Last month, Llangefni saw a demonstration by anti-immigration group the Infidels of North Wales and a counterdemonstration on the same day.