UPDATE: As it turns out, this group as well as its job offers have been outed as fraudulent. For more, see Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid. Below is the original report.
Trump isn’t even president yet, and he’s creating jobs.
In about two dozen cities around the nation, a company called Demand Protest has posted advertisements on Backpage.com offering $2,500 a month for anyone wanting to be a professional protester at inauguration events.
The $2,500 is a monthly retainer, and Demand Protest pays an additional $50 per hour per event, as long as each “operative” attends at least 6 protest events per year. From the Washington Times:
“Get paid fighting against Trump!” says the ad.
“We pay people already politically motivated to fight for the things they believe. You were going to take action anyways, why not do so with us!” the ad continues. “We are currently seeking operatives to help send a strong message at upcoming inauguration protests.”
The website, which says that the company has provided 1,817 operatives for 48 campaigns, promises “deniability,” assuring clients that “we can ensure that all actions will appear genuine to media and public observers.”
“We are strategists mobilizing millennials across the globe with seeded audiences and desirable messages,” says the website. “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.”
More than 100 left-wing groups, led by organizations such as Occupy Inauguration and the DisruptJ20 coalition, are calling on Trump foes to participate in inauguration protests being organized in Washington, D.C., and all 50 states.
This is really the only thing that explains why we always see liberal protesters with nothing to do except protest, block traffic, and light cars on fire, while everyone else is at work.
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