An Insider’s View of Charlottesville Violence
Good morning, I’m still reporting on: An Insider’s View of Charlottesville Violence, 1760
Synopsis: I got a tip earlier today that a lady named Denice Freeman was a volunteer medic in the heart of the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday and willing to talk to me.
Denice says she came with a militia unit, known as the “3%-ers” – named after the belief that it was only 3% of the American population that led in the breakaway from British rule during the initial phases of the American revolution.
Militia units from 5 states total were at the rally that day.
“We didn’t come to choose a side. We were there to try to prevent violence,” she said.
The militia units were heavily-armed because they knew that Antifa would be there and wherever Antifa has shown up for the last 3 years, they come to terrorize.
Furgeson, Berkley, Baltimore, and virtually every spot in between where street violence has broken out, especially since Donald Trump announced that he was running for president – Antifa played a significant role.
Denice says she was busy all day, treating injuries – from both sides. But she says the alt-right groups got the worst of it. They came with only shields and a few clubs.
“They had defensive weapons only. Antifa – as usual came armed to the teeth. They were throwing urine, feces, dye and acid. It was horrible. It’s the worst I’ve ever seen – but not the first time.”
“The alt-right was penned in to this very small park with no bathrooms. There were over a thousand of them in the park. They were literally elbow to elbow. Every time they had to go find a porta-potty, they had to run this gauntlet of violence.”
Crowds on Demand Paid $25 per hour for Protesters
Good morning, I’m still reporting on: Crowds on Demand Paid $25 per hour for Protesters, 1759
Synopsis: A Los Angeles PR firm called “Crowds on Demand” solicited what ZeroHedge is calling “agitators in counterprotests” in the Charlotte, NC area and offered a pay rate of $25/hr plus expenses.
This ad for paid protesters was posted on Craigslist almost one full week before the Charlottesville 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 celebrity scenes. The biggest qualification is enthusiasm, a can-do spirit. Pay will vary by event but typically is $25 per hour plus reimbursements….”
Their website has a page devoted to sourcing for Protests and Rallies. They gave an example of their fake supporter crowds influencing positive MSM coverage.
“A foreign government hired Crowds on Demand to help generate a positive reception for its newly elected leader during the UN General Assembly. The concern was ensuring that the leader was well received by a US ….
“We created demonstrations of support with diverse crowds. We also used the media – primarily local and national outlets – to bring more attention to these demonstrations which led to a mostly positive portrayal.”
The CEO of Crowds on Demand denied to Snopes that they had any involvement in the Charlottesville protests.