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

Definition of counterdemonstration

: 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

First Known Use of counterdemonstration

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterdemonstration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterdemonstration. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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