Angry demonstrators threw stones.

anti-government, pro-democracy, etc.
crowd, group

Police opened fire on a crowd of peaceful demonstrators.

disperse (esp. BrE)

Troops were brought in to disperse the demonstrators.

clash with, fire on, open fire on, use sth against

Water cannon and tear gas were used against the demonstrators.

kill, shoot

Two student demonstrators were shot and killed.

gather, take to the streets

The demonstrators had gathered in the cathedral square.


Demonstrators marched on Washington.


demonstrators protesting against the lack of housing

call for sth, demand sth

demonstrators calling for the removal of the government

chant (sth)

demonstrators chanting anti-war slogans

carry sth

demonstrators carrying placards


The demonstrators refused to disperse.

clash with sb

Demonstrators clashed with government soldiers in the country's capital yesterday.

attack sth, storm sth

Demonstrators then tried to storm the police headquarters.

clashes between police and demonstrators

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