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  • n. A protest in which a group of people surrounds a politician, building, etc. until demands are met.
  • v. To surround for this purpose.


From Hindi घेराव (gherāv, "encirclement"). (Wiktionary)



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  • Gherao, meaning "encirclement," is a word originally from Hindi. It denotes a tactic used by labor activists and union leaders in India. Usually, a group of people would surround a politician or a government building until their demands are met, or answers given.

    August 2, 2015