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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.
See also: of, on, opposite, side

man (or go to) the barricades

strongly protest against a government or other institution or its policy.
See also: barricade, man
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The barricade came to life at the Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, NJ and at Macy's Herald Square.
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BEIRUT: Sidon MP Bahia Hariri praised Sunday the Palestinian initiative in removing the barricade facing the Army checkpoint in the refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, saying it represented an important step.
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NOW in its 10th record-breaking year, Beyond The Barricade is the most successful and popular touring production of its kind and arrives in Durham this September.
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