counterdemonstration

noun coun·ter·dem·on·stra·tion \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˌde-mən-ˈstrā-shən \
variants: or counter-demonstration

Definition of counterdemonstration

plural counterdemonstrations or counter-demonstrations
: a demonstration (see demonstration 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

First Known Use of counterdemonstration

1839

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