Entry from US English dictionary
A march organized as a demonstration of protest against a political entity for its oppressive policies, which are often directed at a specific group such as a minority.
- Mums and children carried banners through Gloucester Park on the ‘freedom march’ to the council offices on Saturday and chanted slogans in St Martin's Square.
- But the increasing involvement of women in freedom marches and, somewhat later, the protests of the Vietnam War give rise to a budding awareness of gender injustices.
- The curator is especially qualified to talk about African-American history, as she took part in the freedom marches and was clubbed and arrested on the Selma bridge.
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Syllabification: free·dom march
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