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Under the Associated Press’ new set of guidelines, riots should no longer be referred to as such because they focus too much on rioting and ignore the “underlying grievance” that is used to “stigmatize broad swaths of people protesting against lynching, police brutality or for racial justice.”
In other words, riots are merely “protests” if they occur in the name of Black Lives Matter or if Antifa militants are involved in mass violence.
In a new advisory put forth by the Associated Press’ AP Stylebook Online, the guidance advises journalists to “[u]se care in deciding which term best applies: A riot is a wild or violent disturbance of the peace involving a group of people. The term riot suggests uncontrolled chaos and pandemonium.”
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