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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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 American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Unable to learn from what happened to the sovereignty of Pakistan back in 71, the state is again in turmoil, as the separatists in Balochistan feel aggravated over the exploitation of the province, and Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) agitates against the state excesses in the recently merged Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) post 2001.
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.
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.