counterdemonstration

noun

coun·​ter·​dem·​on·​stra·​tion ˌkau̇n-tər-ˌde-mən-ˈstrā-shən How to pronounce counterdemonstration (audio)
variants or counter-demonstration
plural counterdemonstrations or counter-demonstrations
: a demonstration (see demonstration sense 4) occurring in opposition to another demonstration
… CBS turned its attention to a demonstration in Manhattan against the government's Vietnam policy, with a counterdemonstration of pickets screaming that the protesters were disloyal. William E. Leuchtenburg

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of counterdemonstration was in 1839

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“Counterdemonstration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterdemonstration. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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