Let's say, you read an article a few minutes ago... and it indicated:

''Members of different militant groups in XXX City staged a protest rally on Wednesday to express their support for the embattled X senator.''

Is ''staged a protest'' is already enough to say a group is protesting against something, what is this staged a protest rally? This seems redundant to me...

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    It seems like you are asking what "rally" means or adds to the example. Dictionary research should be added. – user3169 Apr 18 '18 at 21:18

Yes, saying "staged a protest" does show that they were protesting against something, but "protest rally" specifies that they were protesting in the form of a rally, rather than a strike or another means of voicing opinion.

  • I agree with you, but it might help to explain what sorts of protests you can stage that are not rallies. – Andrew Apr 18 '18 at 22:41
  • Agreed. There are also non-protest types of rallies. In the context of the quote, it is clear that they are not only supporting the senator but also protesting about something. – smatterer Apr 19 '18 at 0:33

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