man the barricades

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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.
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man (or go to) the barricades

strongly protest against a government or other institution or its policy.
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Gillingham had manned the barricades all afternoon in search of a point on a ground where they have never won.
But Brian Reid's battlers manned the barricades bravely only to concede a dodgy last-minute winner.
Conservatives have not manned the barricades after Labour's recent victories and if the Conservatives enjoy a triumph at the next election, I amcertain that disgruntled Labour supporters will not light bonfires in Trafalgar Square and loot Selfridges.
Now they have manned the barricades again to oppose a new bid to convert the Grade Two-listed forge into a house.
And he could not have asked for more from his No 2 as Thompson manned the barricades in his defence.
De Wolf, ably supported in a three-man defence by young Emblen, manned the barricades. But the problem for Wolves was that County's back three of Stimac, Yates and Rawett was equally impassable.