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protest about (someone or something)

1. To complain about, object to, or vocally disapprove of someone or something. The kids wouldn't stop protesting about going on a camping trip instead of going to Disney Land. I heard that someone has been protesting about me to upper management.
2. To join or participate in a public demonstration or rally in opposition to someone or something. Nearly 40,000 marchers descended on the capitol building protesting about the government's new law. A large group of students are protesting about the new university president.
See also: protest
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

protest about someone or something

 and protest against someone or something 
1. to complain about someone or something. Valerie is always protesting about some problem at work. She filed a complaint that protested against her supervisor.
2. to rally or demonstrate against someone or something. A number of people protested about the war. They were mainly protesting against the draft.
See also: protest
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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BADIN -- A large number of farmers, their supporters and families, including women, staged a sit-in on Badin-Karachi highway in Tarai town, about 17 kilometres from here on Friday to register protest against persisting water crisis in Badin district for past many months.
KARACHI -- The residents of Lyari once again took to the streets to protest against the suspension of water supply in the area on Saturday.
QUETTA: The residents of Whadat Colony held protest against the Prime Minister's Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.
Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio urged the government on Wednesday to file a diplomatic protest against China to preserve the country's sovereignty over its territorial sea.
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Islamabad -- Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology (FUUAST) students have staged protest against increasing fees by university administration and announced to boycott examination and close university.
LAHORE: The opposition in the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday staged a protest against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led provincial government for not presenting the Joint Investigation Team's (JIT) report on the Sahiwal incident in the House for discussion.
ISLAMABAD -- Journalists on Monday staged a sit-in outside the Parliament House building to protest against violence on the cameraman of a private news channel by the security guards of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
SIALKOT -- Hundreds of activists of Tehreek Labaik Pakistan (TLP), staged a protest against the government, demanding implementation of the death sentence of Asia Maseeh in a blasphemy case.
ANTI-FASCISTS are to protest against a march in Stockton.
figure By KALUME KAZUNGUbr Two activists in Lamu were arrested on Friday during a protest against the Sh200 billion coal plant plan in the county.Lamu West police boss Juma Londo said the two members of Save Lamu group were arrested for leading an illegal protest.