Spicer takes issue with CNN calling anti-abortion demonstrators 'demonstrators'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday criticized CNN for characterizing the thousands of people participating in Friday's "March for Life" as "demonstrators."

The official website for the anti-abortion event, which happens annually in downtown Washington, repeatedly refers to the march as a demonstration. 

"The March for Life is thrilled to announce its official list of guest speakers, set to address the world’s largest annual pro-life demonstration in Washington, D.C. on January 27th, 2017," reads the first sentence on its homepage. 

The "about us" page on the site also refers to the march as a demonstration. 

"The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand." 

Trump's team has repeatedly clashed with CNN, most recently when the president called the network "fake news" at press conference on Jan. 11. 

The Hill has reached out to the White House press office for comment.