agitate against

agitate against

To provoke or encourage negative feelings or opinions about someone or something; to protest something. The protesters are agitating against the company's unfair working conditions.
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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.
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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.
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But such is his position in Pakistani politics that Maulana Fazl cannot agitate against those who take time to see his logic.
We receive reports that intercity bus drivers are being intimidated so that they will not transport people from other parts of the country to the rally in Bishkek," he claimed."Even ministers and governors agitate against this rally, but we will hold this rally despite all obstacles," Beknazarov stated.Akshumkar party leader Temir Sariev said President Kurmanbek Bakiev, governors and akims of rayons would be invited for the rally.
As a result, finding ways to expose, agitate against, and otherwise resist the violence that women face daily has been a significant site of negotiation and coalition-building among women working locally, regionally, and internationally."
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.
But Tribune executives see their request to the Federal Communications Commission as yet another chance to agitate against the cross-ownership ban.
For Americans, it was still possible to agitate against the state after 1968; it was just more difficult to be heard.
It was stated that if the government did not intervene to resolve the issue the millers in KP would agitate against the government.
Last Wednesday, a number of lawyers went to the office of SDO Aurangzeb to agitate against removal of the electricity meter of a lawyer on the allegations of power theft.
The opponents have nothing to agitate against the government, he said adding let the judicial commission decide the matter as per law of the land and urged the opposition leaders to refrain indulging in mud slinging campaign against each other.
The meeting also suggested that the delegation before compromising the issue should strongly agitate against the attitude of the federal government in general and that of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in particular.
The Valmiki community leaders in Sambhal, Amroha and Moradabad have threatened to agitate against the " atrocities of the SP government." The BJP's Anusuchit Jati Morcha extended their support to the agitating Valmikis.
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.
I find it painful that the citizens of a predominantly agricultural country have to agitate against the high price of food produced in the country.
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.
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.