Social media users mock Reuters for calling anti-Trump protesters 'peace activists'

Social media users mock Reuters for calling anti-Trump protesters 'peace activists'
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International news agency Reuters was mocked on social media Wednesday after it referred to anti-Trump protesters as "peace activists" in its reporting of President Trump's rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night.

Four people were arrested for throwing rocks and bottles at police officers after Trump concluded his speech Tuesday night at the Phoenix Convention Center, according to Phoenix's ABC affiliate.

Officers responded with pepper balls, pepper spray and gas.

"Pro-Trump supporters face off with peace activists during protests outside a Trump rally in Phoenix," read a tweet, that was later corrected, by Reuters to its 18.5 million followers.

Conservative Twitter users quickly pounced on Reuters application of "peace activists."

Reuters later issued a corrected tweet for the story.

Trump went to Phoenix for a campaign-style rally that drew hundreds of protesters onto streets outside the convention center.

The trip marks the Trump's first rally as president in a Western state. The former real estate mogul carried Arizona in the 2016 presidential election by 3.5 points over Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed by Mueller's office Trump: I believe Obama would have gone to war with North Korea MORE.

-This report was updated at 2:02 p.m.