US Department of Defense classes protests as "low-level terrorism"

A US Department of Defense training manual describes protest as "low-level terrorism." This is part of a broader trend of state agencies characterizing protest as a form of terrorism.

The first question of the Terrorism Threat Factors, "Knowledge Check 1" section reads as follows:

Which of the following is an example of low-level terrorism activity?

Select the correct answer and then click Check Your Answer.

O Attacking the Pentagon


O Hate crimes against racial groups

O Protests

The "correct" answer is Protests.

DoD Training Manual: Protests are "Low-Level Terrorism

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