Fraudulent Protests and Paid Protestors Are Mocking Free Speech

 In California, Election 2016

Across America media outlets are promoting various planned marches, rallies and “protests” for President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration January 20.  Project Veritas this week exposed numerous radical groups organizing attacks, planning to incite violence, create transportation shut downs, and commit acts of domestic terrorism during the Deploraball January 19, as well as the Presidential Inauguration January 20.

The Washington Times reported Tuesday that ads offering activists up to $2,500 per month to protest the inaugural of President-elect Donald Trump were running in more than two dozen cities, posted by a company called Demand Protest, run on Backpage.com. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson exposed this group as fake on his show this week. But there are other groups advertising on Craig’s List offering protest jobs.

More likely these faux protestors will be paid $15 per hour, and receive transportation, food and hotel costs.

In 2015, I did a series of articles exposing paid protestors in California who appear at protests all over the state, back-to-back, hundreds of miles apart. Only paid protestors could manage such a feat.

In June 2016 I wrote about a rent-a-mobs protesting in violent rallies against candidate Donald Trump in San Jose, California, which turned violent when mobs attacked Trump supporters.

Maile Hampton at UC Davis protest of Milo Yiannopolous

An ABC News producer tweeted a photo of protesters burning a “Make America Great Again” hat, stolen off the head of a Trump supporter. It turns out, the woman in the photo, Maile Hampton, was profiled as someone who appears to be professional protester, in my story published in WND, and numerous other stories. She’s a pro.

Most protests are not naturally occurring events, but highly orchestrated, well-funded actions designed to push a political agenda for powerful special interest groups. In fact, only paid professional activists and those paid to organize by their union employers even have the time to protest.

When people must be paid to show up at a protest, how sincere can the cause really be? Who has time to protest—unless it is a paid profession?

“This march is different from the MLK sponsored by the police and a lot of different corporations,” CBS 13 in Sacramento reported Maile Hampton said. “She’s no stranger in the fight for equality. Arrested for trying to pull a fellow protester away from police, she rallied against law enforcement brutality in Sacramento.” She’s a pro. Just look at the links I’ve provided.

Follow the Money 

Much of the money for these protests flows from so-called charitable and “philanthropic” foundations, endowments, unions or Wall Street and hedge fund billionaires like Tom Steyer and George Soros (see charts below). They distribute money to one organization—or to many—that then funnel their millions of dollars downward to other groups and individuals, (the same way ACORN did) from non-profit causes to church groups and a few for profit entities that take care of details like arranging transportation, printing signs, taking out permits, and the like.

Many of these people are hired to help build the movement and protest for the specific causes listed in grant proposals and invoices long before the news crews arrive.

To understand how the other two percent lives, though, just follow the money.  Much of the money for these protests flows from so-called charitable and “philanthropic” foundations, endowments, unions or wall street and hedge fund billionaires like Tom Steyer and George Soros (see charts below). They distribute money to one organization—or to many—that then funnel their millions of dollars downward to other groups and individuals, (the same way ACORN did) from non-profit causes to church groups and a few for profit entities that take care of details like arranging transportation, printing signs, taking out permits, and the like.

Artificial protests around the country merely breed artificial outrage, which in turn prvide the impetus for unnecessary laws written and passed in the name of social justice. This is how the Left propagates their agenda.

These protests are fraud. Professional paid protesters should not be allowed to influence the political process. This is what is deplorable, and has nothing to do with Democracy or free speech – it’s violence and in some cases, domestic terrorism.

 

 

Katy Grimes
Katy Grimes is an investigative journalist, Senior Correspondent with the Flash Report, ReaganBabe, and Senior Media Fellow with Energy and Environmental Institute. A longtime political analyst, she has written for The Sacramento Union, The Washington Examiner, Watchdog.org, The Pacific Research Institute’s CalWatchdog, The San Francisco Examiner, The Business Journal, E&E Legal, The Sacramento Bee, Legal Insurrection, Canada Free Press, and Laura Ingraham’s LifeZette, and can be heard regularly on many talk radio shows each week.
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