Reuters was forced to delete this Antifa tweet after social media backlash

Reuters news service was forced to delete a tweet that appeared to sanitize the violence of anti-Trump protesters by calling them "peaceful protesters." (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Reuters news service was so excoriated on social media Wednesday over a sanitized description of anti-Trump protesters that they had to delete the offending tweet over it.

Critics of the news service posted screenshots of the deleted tweet.

The photo depicted the violent protests outside President Trump's rally in Phoenix. Police reported that they were hit with bottles and other projectiles. Eventually they began launching tear gas canisters to help disperse the violent crowd.

But when Reuters entitled their photo about the event, they described them as "peaceful protesters."

They were immediately taken to task on social media over it.

Eventually, the public outcry forced them to delete the tweet.

"CORRECTION: We have changed the caption of this photo," they posted, "which inaccurately characterized the anti-Trump protesters as 'peace activists.'"

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