Thursday, August 17, 2017

How to Create a Large Counter-Protest

An ad on Charlotte, NC craig's list a week before the riot:
Crowds on Demand, a Los Angeles-based Public Relations firm specializing in innovative events, is looking for enthusiastic actors and photographers in the Charlotte, NC area to participate in our events. Our events include everything from rallies to protests to corporate PR stunts to celebrity scenes. The biggest qualification is enthusiasm, a "can-do" spirit. Pay will vary by event but typically is $25+ per hour plus reimbursements for gas/parking/Uber/public transit.
So, who was paying $25/hour and were there any big events in Charlotte in the last two weeks?  Or were they sent to Charlottesville, VA?

I am reminded of something that a friend who was active in the antiwar movement on campus in the 1960s observed: "You could always tell who was the FBI informant--the guy who thought burning down the ROTC building was a cool idea."

1 comment:

Jay Kominek said...

charlotte and charlottesville are >4 hours apart. i guess maybe they could want to pull from outside the immediate area or have needed a huge number of people, but baltimore is closer (ignoring traffic) than charlotte, nc. not to mention washington, richmond, norfolk, raleigh-durham, winston-salem and greensboro.

so, i guess anything is possible but it seems sort of unlikely.