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For decades, the fondest hope of the kind of agitators attracted by this annual event has been a Republican president who shares the breadth of their grievance, the depth of their anger and the fervor of their conspiratorial delusions.

These include the nature and severity of the alleged crime and whether the suspect is resisting arrest, as well as the “presence of hostile crowd or agitators.”

Most of these agitators — many of whom broadcasted the riot live from their phones or uploaded selfies on Facebook — made no effort to mask their identity.

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The demonstrations were mostly peaceful, but outbreaks of violence, much of it attributed to agitators more intent on destruction than protest, resulted in hundreds of arrests after nights of set fires, looted stores and clashes with police.

Earlier this year, Manassas was the site of several protests over police brutality that drew several hundred demonstrators, including one protest where agitators threw objects at police officers.

She might be young for a parliamentarian at 31, but she is no naïve agitator.

As an agitator of stereotypes, how did you feel about The Birth of a Nation?

When they meet again, Kramer is a union agitator preparing for a massive general strike that will be the story's dramatic apex.

Barack Hussein Obama” is nothing more than a “low-level socialist agitator.

Her role in general, though, has shifted from “outside agitator to inside agitator opponent,” she jokes.

One of the principal grounds in this change is to be found in the connection of government with the agitator O'Connell.

The distinction of these classes was marked out by money-payments; for it was the "rent" to which the agitator was mainly looking.

It is probable that the bill would have been lost without the support of the Irish liberals, led by the agitator.

There he became not only a rhetorician, a revolutionary agitator, but a really great painter.

But Cobden's parliamentary work was at this time less important than his work as an agitator.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to agitator, such as: anarchist, demagogue, firebrand, malcontent, propagandist, and protestor.

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