on opposite sides of the barricade(s)

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on opposite sides of the barricade(s)

Occupying conflicting, opposing, and/or contrary positions on some issue or in some situation. Unfortunately, it seems more and more to be the case that those who would see the economy recover and those who strive for social equality find themselves on opposite sides of the barricade.
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NEWHALL - Glenda Thompson Bona and Rich Goss are on opposite sides of the barricades blocking Valley Street and Calgrove Boulevard.