counterprotest

noun coun·ter·pro·test \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌprō-ˌtest \
variants: or counter-protest

Definition of counterprotest

plural counterprotests or counter-protests
: a protest staged to counter or oppose another protest
  • A rally … got heated Saturday afternoon. Police stepped in to help de-escalate tensions after a counterprotest emerged …
  • —Colleen MacDonald

counterprotester

play \ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌprō-ˌte-stər\ or counter-protester noun, plural counterprotesters or counter-protesters
    • Standing near the back of the crowd at yesterday's rally were about a dozen counterprotesters
    • —Sue Young Wilson
    • Nazis may still march, but they are inevitably outnumbered by counter-protesters.
    • —Ellis Cose

First Known Use of counterprotest

1820

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