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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 the barricades

To launch or participate in a protest against some group, organization, or policy one disagrees with. People around the country are manning the barricades following the president's most recent policy announcement. I would be willing to man the barricades if some giant corporation ever tried to buy out our local businesses.
See also: barricade, man

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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Earlier today, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the authorities to remove barricades outside Nawaz's Jati Umra residence, Shehbaz's Model Town residence and office, Governor House, Aiwan-e-Iqbal, the residence and seminary - Jamia Al Qadsia - of Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, residence of late Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, Qilla Gujjar Singh Police Station, passport office and other sites.
The Chief Secretary told the court that barricades were installed after getting threats from militant groups.
Sunil, a relative of the victim told ANI, "There were two barricades which were tied to each other by a wire.
The barricades were built in the 1970s and 1980s, and their age is causing concerns.
Meanwhile, CDA Spokesperson said that CDA has started removing the container, barricades and barbered wires placed permanently, while a tender of the project would be issued in next week for the construction of project.
The addition of Beth's Barricades supports our strategy of expanding our service offerings," said David Meirick, President and CEO of RoadSafe.
City information officer Elena Pelara said the Parojinog household - as well as residents living near the mayor's home - were alarmed when elements of the Ozamiz City Police Station removed the barricades on orders of Chief Insp.
According to a spokesman of the interior ministry, barricades were placed at certain places on motorway as a gang of around 900 armed men attempted to enter into the federal capital.
Var of barricades set by municipal truck left as cross positon
However, speaking to Qatar Tribune, a majority of the passengers and by-standers at the terminal cautioned that the extra barricades at the terminal were not enough.
As the protesters, mostly students of University of Delhi and the Jawaharlal Nehru University, tried to march from the Jhandewalan metro station to the RSS office, they were stopped by police who had set up barricades on the way.
Hundreds of Hong Kong police used sledgehammers and chainsaws to dismantle pro-democracy barricades near government offices and the city's financial centre on Tuesday, a day after clashes broke out as anti-protest groups tried to reclaim roads.
Barricades of garbage, furniture and burning tires have become a daily occurrence, snarling traffic in cities.
Barricade Bracket joins barricades with highly flexible angling (0-180) for nearly any configuration.
Barricade Bracket, offered by CLD Plastics, was designed to work in conjunction with A-frame barricades.