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Arrest leader of demonstration and member of Greens (7)

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collard

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Here is my best explanation:

'member of greens' is the definition.

Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I don't see how they can define each other.

'arrest leader of demonstration' is the subsidiary indication.

'arrest' becomes 'collar' ('collar' can be a synonym of 'arrest').

'leader of' suggests taking the first letters.

The first letter of 'demonstration' is 'd'.

'collar'+'d'='collard'

'and' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Another definition for collard that I've seen is "Cabbage is the answer".)

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