General Strike

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General Strike

1. A strike in which all or most workers in a city or region stop working. A general strike is not limited to one company and generally extends beyond a single industry. It is intended to show solidarity between all workers and may be a statement against capitalism as a system. General strikes were most common in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

2. More generally, any large strike, even if confined to a single company.
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A popular strike and bloodshed in the streets of Caracas -- after Chavez supporters opened fire on crowds of anti-Chavez marchers -- convinced military leaders that the left-wing elected strongman was unfit to rule.
A popular strike by Blueprint at Royal Ascot has been the highlight, while the aforementioned Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap victor, along with Fictitious, supplied an across-the-card double at Newmarket and Newcastle on Saturday.
The rising tensions in the mill that led to the walk-out, the death of Gastonia's police chief, allegedly at the hands of some of the strikers, and the unsolved shooting death of the popular strike leader Ella Mae Wiggins are central to the story.
It was just after the 1926 General Strike and young teacher Claude was a passionate Socialist prospective Parliamentary candidate for South Croydon and had been a popular strike leader.
Since joining the Bay in mid-April, the popular strike bowler has been a revelation, taking the ambitious coast club into second place in Division One with every chance of going straight back into the Premier Division next season.
The most popular strike on the session appears to be the out-of-the-money August 12.