0

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...

  • 1
    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
5

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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.