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Red Guard

noun
1.
a member of a Chinese Communist youth movement in the late 1960s, committed to the militant support of Mao Zedong.
Origin of Red Guard
1965-1970
1965-70; translation of Chinese hóng wèibīng
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  • Or were they all in error, and were the red guards driving all before them?

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  • The first of these stated that he had been killed by red guards at Ekaterinburg.

  • But he never reached them, for one of the red guards raised his riot pistol and fired.

  • He saw that quite near to him the red guards were fighting their way through the people.

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  • Many of these men, when they returned to their country, joined the red guards of Bolshevism with spontaneous ardor.

  • Similar demonstrations were held in Moscow and other cities and were similarly treated by the red guards.

    Bolshevism

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  • The sailors and red guards attempted several times to interrupt the session.

    Bolshevism

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  • The population, indignant, gathered in groups on the streets, but the red guards dispersed all assemblages.

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British Dictionary definitions for red guards

Red Guard

noun
1.
a member of a Chinese youth movement that attempted to effect the Cultural Revolution (1965–71)
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red guards in Culture

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Loosely organized bands of militant communists who followed Mao Zedong in attacking conservative or bourgeois elements in China during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in the 1960s.

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