Definition of hunger march in English:

hunger march

Line breaks: hun¦ger march

noun

A march undertaken by a group of people in protest against unemployment or poverty, especially any of those by unemployed workers in Britain during the 1920s and 1930s.
More example sentences
  • They weren't going to lead a hunger march on City Hall demanding more relief.
  • The 1920s saw mass unemployment and hunger marches.
  • During the 1920s and 1930s the National Unemployed Workers' Movement organised six hunger marches to London.

Derivatives

hunger marcher

noun
More example sentences
  • The Jarrow Crusade idea was a PR disaster - it was grotesque to compare the well-fed truckers of today to 1930s hunger marchers.
  • This form of protest is a crude modern echo of the Jarrow Crusade when, in the autumn of 1936, some 300 hunger marchers walked to London.
  • As a child in Galloway she shook hands with one of the survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade, and as a young doctor tended the feet of the Jarrow hunger marchers.

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