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A demonstration held in opposition to another demonstration.

coun′ter·dem′on·stra′tor n.
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Noun1.counterdemonstrator - someone who demonstrates in opposition to another demonstration
protester, demonstrator - someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
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And yet only one person, a counterdemonstrator, was ever charged, Lesch said.<br />"Those 100,000 folks, I guarantee you, they blocked traffic," Lesch said.
WORCESTER - Jury deliberations are scheduled to resume Monday morning in the case of Larry Cirignano, the former executive director of Catholic Citizenship accused of assaulting a counterdemonstrator at an anti-gay-marriage rally last year outside City Hall.
COUNTERDEMONSTRATOR 85.57, disacknowledgements 69.12
When Drorah Setel, a Seattle rabbi affiliated with the local Jewish organization Pursue the Peace, showed up at a local pro-Israel rally in April 2002 carrying a sign supportive of both Palestinians and Israelis, a representative of the ADL, one of the rally organizers, insisted to police that she was a counterdemonstrator who should be removed; she ended up under arrest.
When protesters thronged in the streets to protest the first Gulf War, Lamont was a counterdemonstrator, sticking up for the first President Bush on the other side of the street.
WORCESTER - Counterdemonstrator Sarah Loy tripped and fell at a Dec.
WORCESTER - A counterdemonstrator at an anti-gay marriage rally last year in front of City Hall told a jury yesterday she was pushed to the ground by Larry Cirignano, one of several speakers at the event.
He was standing just behind counterdemonstrator Bruce Watson, 58, who also held a sign - "These lying, crying, whining, liberals CAN'T STAND THE TRUTH."
The recent WCF meeting in Verona, drew a crowd of about 30,000 counterdemonstrators who marched while hoisting banners promoting women's rights and LGBTQ equality.
The violence reached a pinnacle when 6,000 right-wing protesters mobilized in the streets, facing off against 1,500 counterdemonstrators and overpowering the outnumbered police forces.
After last year's clashes between white supremacists and counterdemonstrators that left one dead in Charlottesville, Virginia, Trump issued a statement saying there were "very fine people, on both sides."
Even after a Nazi sympathizer drove into a crowd of counterdemonstrators, killing one and injuring 20, Trump said the press had treated the marchers "absolutely unfairly" and that some were "very fine people." Last year, politically motivated violence included a shooting rampage targeting Republican members of Congress and a lethal truck attack on a New York City bike path by a radical Islamist.