take to the streets


: to go outside on the streets
Angry citizens took to the streets to protest the war.

Examples of take to the streets in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The protests occurred last week and Odinga has urged his followers to take to the streets twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. Evelyne Musambi, ajc, 28 Mar. 2023 Hong Kong saw its first protest in three years on Sunday, as people were allowed to take to the streets for the first time since the lifting of major COVID-19 restrictions and the implementation of anti-protest laws. Justin Klawans, The Week, 26 Mar. 2023 President Emmanuel Macron’s government is redoubling its efforts to secure a parliamentary majority as citizens increasingly take to the streets to protest a reform to raise the retirement age to 64 from 62. Albertina Torsoli, Fortune, 13 Feb. 2023 The season will bring at least one more pet parade: The Mystic Mutts of Revelry, which will take to the streets of downtown Fairhope at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. al, 4 Feb. 2023 People who take to the streets against the Chinese government risk detainment, arrest – and worse. Christopher Rea and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, CNN, 1 Dec. 2022 Amini’s death has sparked outrage in Iran, mobilizing thousands — especially women and young people — to take to the streets and demand an end to repression and violence against women. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 27 Sep. 2022 Live bands are scheduled to play music in several Portland parks Sunday as part of a world-wide push to create opportunities for all stripes of music makers to take to the streets and celebrate their craft. oregonlive, 22 June 2022 Trick or treat: Speaking of Halloween, motorists are reminded to be watchful for the young ghouls and goblins who will take to the streets the evening of Oct. 31. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 26 Oct. 2021

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“Take to the streets.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20to%20the%20streets. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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