protester

Definitions of protester
  1. noun
    someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
    synonyms: demonstrator
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    types:
    counterdemonstrator
    someone who demonstrates in opposition to another demonstration
    picket
    a protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work
    type of:
    crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer
    a disputant who advocates reform
  2. noun
    a person who dissents from some established policy
    synonyms: contestant, dissenter, dissident, objector
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    examples:
    Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
    Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918)
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    CO, conscientious objector
    one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience
    nonconformist, recusant
    someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
    political dissident
    a dissenter from political orthodoxy
    NIMBY
    someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard
    beat, beatnik
    a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
    bohemian
    a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
    enfant terrible
    a person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others
    heretic
    a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)
    maverick, rebel
    someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
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