Also, expect attempts to repress it by those in power—who stand to directly lose the most.
Saudi Arabia wanted to establish an Islamic state in Afghanistan and repress Shia (it wants the same in Syria today).
Krampus makes manifest the shadow sides of human nature that Christianity seeks to repress.
late 14c., "to check, restrain," from Latin repressus, past participle of reprimere "hold back, curb," figuratively "check, confine, restrain, refrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + premere "to push" (see press (v.1)).
Used of feelings or desires from late 14c.; in the purely psychological sense, it represents German verdrängen (Freud, 1893), first attested 1904 (implied in repressed). Meaning "to put down" (a rebellion, etc.) is from late 15c. Related: Repressed; repressing.
repress re·press (rĭ-prěs')
v. re·pressed, re·press·ing, re·press·es
To hold back by an act of volition.
To exclude something from the conscious mind.