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picket

 noun: Pay and conditions at work topic
a person or group of people who stand outside the entrance to a building in order to protest about something, especially in order to stop people from entering a factory, etc. during a strike; an occasion at which this happens Five pickets were arrested by police. I was on picket duty at the time. a mass picket of the factory

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