Armed Men Occupy OR Federal Building; Media Divided Over What To Call Them

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Militiamen? Activists? Terrorists? After the seizure of a federal wildlife management building in eastern Oregon by armed protesters on Saturday, the media have struggled with how to refer to the people involved, says the Washington Post. Descriptions have included “self-styled militiamen” (Reuters), “armed activists” (New York Times) and “armed protesters” (Washington Post), and other variations.
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