Why the Capitol Rioters Shouldn’t Be Called “Terrorists”

Recently, Twitter user @HarshaWalia wrote a great thread about why the insurrectionists who rioted at the Capitol shouldn’t be referred to as terrorists. My instant reaction was one of shock — “How are they not terrorists?!” However, after reading her thread, there are some compelling points, especially for those of us interested in ending — instead of expanding — state surveillance.

Read the thread below, and let us know what your thoughts are. Do you think calling them “terrorists” is appropriate or not?