Yes, you are correct. I was just parroting the media which has been referring to them as "Civilian Militia" or "Armed Militia". I stand corrected.<quoted text>Technically, the militia is under federal control.
So by definition, those people were not militia.
Actually, when I stop to think about it, referring to them as "militia" gives them credibility which is the last thing I would want to do. "Revolutionaries" is far more fitting.