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That tactic was inherited by black students who formed the shock troops of Martin Luther King’s crusade.
With Bannon as his wingman, his aim is to blow up the Republican Party, purge it of a feckless and tired Establishment, and remake it with his own shock troops into a nativist and nationalist regime.
With Bloomberg backing them, the shock troops of the food-and-drink police are undaunted by their setbacks and are seeking to impose similar soda taxes elsewhere.
Journalists were the shock troops allowing the nation to experience the storm from the comfort of their living rooms.
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SHOCK TROOPS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shock troops for English Language Learners
: troops who are specially trained for sudden attacks against an enemy
: a group of people who are very active in fighting for a cause
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