agitate against

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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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The fact that the majority of Catholic bishops support Radio Maryja, the far-right Catholic movement that agitates against Jews, as reported by Rafal Pankowski, suggests that not much progress has been made since World War II.
The left still agitates against multinationals, as do several non-governmental organizations; but they remain an indisputable force and policies towards them are easing, not tightening.
He agitates against the power of representation to fix and kill, against the power of dogma, overviews, histories, and authorities to order and pus people around.