Protesters Offered Big Money to Disrupt Donald Trump’s Inauguration
UPDATE (2/7/17): The Political Insider team continued to follow these paid protest claims. On January 18, 2017, we published a follow-up article citing the Demand Protest organization as fake following their on-air exposure by Tucker Carlson.
Internet searchers have found publicly posted ads which purport to hire individuals to protest and disrupt President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration this week in Washington, D.C.
The ad was posted in 20 different cities by an organization named “Demand Protest.” They say they are paying people $2,500 per month on top of $50/hour for each protest they actively take part in!
The purpose of left-wing protests are to make the protests look far worse than they would otherwise be, and give plenty of visuals for the anti-Trump liberal media to use on television.
Here is one of the ads, posted on Backpage:
“As a Demand Protest operative you will receive a monthly retainer of $2,500 on top of our standard per-event pay of $50/hr, as long as you participate in at least 6 events a year. We are extremely flexible and can work with almost any existing work schedule. Full-time operatives receive health, vision and dental insurance for families, flexible vacations, and paid trainings. Travel expenses are always paid.”
PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to attend an in-person workshop and sign our standard non-disclosure agreement.
As a Demand Protest operative you will receive a monthly retainer of $2,500 on top of our standard per-event pay of $50/hr, as long as you participate in at least 6 events a year. We are extremely flexible and can work with almost any existing work schedule. Full-time operatives receive health, vision and dental insurance for families, flexible vacations, and paid trainings. Travel expenses are always paid.
All operatives have access to our 24/7 phone helpdesk in addition to in-person support at events.
The ad was also posted in other cities.
The group claims to have almost 2,000 activists in 48 states: “We are strategists mobilizing millennials across the globe with seeded audiences and desirable messages. With absolute discretion a top priority, our operatives create convincing scenes that become the building blocks of massive movements. When you need the appearance of outrage, we are able to deliver it at scale while keeping your reputation intact.”
It’s unclear if Demand Protest is a real group, but there were many media reports of liberal agitators purposefully starting fights at Trump rallies during the 2016 campaign. They admitted on secret recordings that the purpose was to play into the media narrative about the supposedly hateful, bigoted views of Trump’s millions of supporters. Clearly, they haven’t given up and are wiling to use well-paid astroturf protesters to smear the President-elect.
It will be up to law enforcement to infiltrate and stop these types of outrageous, criminal operations. We pray for the police in Washington, D.C. who are actively monitoring this volatile, dangerous situation.
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