provoke ire

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While hordes of drunken revelers dressing up as Santa Claus may once a year provoke ire on the streets of New York City, SantaCon is no match for the controversy continuing to be stirred up by a traditional Dutch Christmas character.
But such encouragement is only likely to provoke ire in Washington, a point underscored just days later when U.
Embarrassed by Ecuador's decision to give Assange diplomatic protection, the British then proceeded to provoke ire across South America by suggesting that authorities might enter the embassy and seize Assange.
The move will strength Abkhazia's dependence on Moscow and will provoke ire from Tbilisi.
Ensuring charges are the same for key services across Northumberland under the new structure is important, albeit certain to provoke ire from those residents facing higher bills.