hue and cry

A hue and cry is a loud outcry about something. If people are riled up and speaking out, there's a hue and cry.

Originally, a hue and cry was a call, by the victim, for the police to go after a felon. Since then, this is any kind of clamoring. During the Watergate scandal, there was a hue and cry to impeach Nixon. Whenever there's a shooting incident, there's a hue and cry for gun control. When there's a terrorist attack, there's a hue and cry for better security.

Definitions of hue and cry
  1. noun
    loud and persistent outcry from many people
    synonyms: clamor, clamoring, clamour, clamouring
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    type of:
    call, cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell
    a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
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