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  • n. a radical political movement by Chinese youths who espoused Maoist principles

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Examples

  • Mr. Bo's supporters argue that his "red" policies are widely popular in Chongqing, even though the city suffered some of the worst violence of the Cultural Revolution, when rival Red Guard gangs fought each other in the streets, with knives, guns and even tanks.

    China Leaders Laud 'Red' Campaign

  • At one table would be sitting a soldier with his fur hat pulled over one ear, across from him a Red Guard in rag-tags, next a Cossack in a gold and black uniform, earrings in his ears, silver chains around his neck, or a man from the Wild Division, recruited from one of the most savage tribes of the Caucasus, wearing his sombre, flowing cape ....

    Six Red Months in Russia: An Observer's Account of Russia Before and During the Proletarian Dictatorship

  • On Reuter’s flagship, Friedrich der Grosse, an especially disorderly group calling itself the Red Guard made a practice of stomping on the steel deck over the admiral’s cabin when he was trying to sleep.

    Castles of Steel

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