demonstrate against

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demonstrate against (someone or something)

To publicly display opposition to someone or something; to protest against something. Many people in our small town are demonstrating against that big construction project because they feel that we don't need more stores so close to our homes.
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demonstrate against someone or something

to make a public show against someone or something. The citizens demonstrated against the new policies. A number of protestors demonstrated against the mayor.
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Once he (Rajapaksa) comes here, we are going to demonstrate against him so that he will not enter the temple," he said.
And where are those settlers in their skullcaps who instantly filled this square when demonstrations were held against the demolition of illegal settlements but who are now choosing not to demonstrate against the murder of babies?
AFP) -- Egypt's airports will raise their alert level to "high" ahead of June 30 when opposition-backed protesters plan to demonstrate against President Mohamed Morsi, security officials said on Saturday.
Police believe the local supporters of the EDL had encouraged people to complain to the Beacon about the event being held and to demonstrate against the event.
On Friday, some 10,000 Bangladeshis took to the streets of Dhaka to demonstrate against the low-budget film outside the country s largest mosque.
A PEACEFUL protest to demonstrate against cuts by the Ministry of Defence will take place next month.
Summary: Hundreds of Kurds held a rally in Beirut Sunday to demonstrate against the continuing detention of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.
Mosulcitizens are planning to peacefully demonstrate against the arrest campaign made by the security forces few days ago.
Abraham tells us "Indians don't demonstrate against the leadership or authorities .
So, shouldn't the day workers' union demonstrate against the carpenters' union for using non-union day workers to demonstrate against non-union-using manufacturers who uni .
PROTESTERS gathered outside shops across Wales yesterday to demonstrate against corporate tax evasion.
Tens of thousands of protesters in Athens took to the streets to demonstrate against the government's austerity measures.
Poor people have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the price hike.
CDATA[ Starting Thursday at Ground Zero, Jews plan to demonstrate against a spate of pro-Hamas rallies slated to take place around the United States ]]>
Sudanese opposition supporters demonstrate against the government's electoral laws in the capital Khartoum, December 7, 2009.