agitate against


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agitate against someone or something

to stir up active dissatisfaction about someone or something. The students were agitating against the closing of the old cafeteria.
See also: agitate

agitate against

v.
To stir up public opposition to some cause or issue: The students in front of the administration building were agitating against the increase in tuition.
See also: agitate
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Srinagar, July 3 ( ANI ): Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the chairman of the hardline faction of the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC), on Tuesday accused the Central Government of trying to create a state within a state by coming up with settlements for Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley, and threatened to agitate against the move to rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandits.
The resolution affirmed that the party would work towards helping farmers reeling under the drought, agitate against price rise and farmers' suicides and not allot party tickets to the relatives of MPs, MLAs or MLCs.
Attanayake said that the UNP would like Fonseka to join them as they look to agitate against the government over the rise in the cost of living and other national issues.
Agra/Saharanpur, Jan 15 ( ANI ): Uttar Pradesh traders shut down their shops on Saturday to agitate against the undue strictures implemented by the police after an Election Commission directive asked the authorities to take strong action against those having unaccounted money.
Lucknow, Sep 5 (ANI): The lawyer community in Uttar Pradesh struck work on Monday to agitate against the killing of the two lawyers by notaries, following an altercation between them over alleged extortion of money.
Pune, June 26(ANI): Deputy Maharashtra Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Sunday urged his party members to agitate against steep hike in Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas), diesel and kerosene prices.
The provincial cabinet had approved the summary and the bill will soon be tabled in assembly which he said his party would strongly agitate against its privatization.
Churches shouldn't be used by those who agitate against it.
For Americans, it was still possible to agitate against the state after 1968; it was just more difficult to be heard.
They seemed generally wary of taking 'political' stances on issues and preferred to cooperate with rather than agitate against the reemerging government.
Yes, some people who arrive in this country from overseas have been persecuted in their own lands, usually because they are not prepared to work or agitate against their systems.
It added: "Subject to certain conditions, Elliott will not call a general meeting or seek to agitate against the company, its board or management publicly until after the company's 2012 AGM at the earliest.
It added: "The board and Elliott have also reached agreement that, subject to certain conditions, Elliott will not call a general meeting or seek to agitate against the company, its board or management publicly until after the company's 2012 AGM at the earliest.
Even ministers and governors agitate against this rally, but we will hold this rally despite all obstacles," Beknazarov stated.
She told media she was in touch with other major opposition parties including the Jamat-e-Islami grouping and the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for forging a coalition to agitate against Musharraf.