LA Based PR Firm Was Recruiting Political Activists Last Week in Charlotte

President Donald Trump ignited a fierce debate and a political firestorm with his comments on last Saturday’s events in Charlottesville, as he had the courage to blame both sides for the violence which occurred during a rally organized by the so-called far right protesting the removal of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

What’s very interesting is that we just got word about a Craigslist ad from last Monday, which means 6 days prior to Charlottesville protests. The ad can be seen by clicking here. The ad seeking for actors and photographers in Charlotte was posted by Crowds on Demand, which is an LA based PR firm and it reads:

We are 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. 

The ad also asks applicants if they’re OK with participating in peaceful protests. Here’s a screenshot with the original ad if the link gets taken down:

charlottesville craigslist ad

One may wonder what’s up with Crowds on Demand. Well, this public relations company from Los Angeles says on its own website that they’re in the business of providing their clients with large crowds of people for attending their rallies, protests and flash mobs all over the United States. You can check out the political-services page on their website: “Protests and Rallies.

The company CEO denied that Crowds on Demand had anything to do with the Charlottesville protests on Saturday, though he did not elaborate on the details/specifics on why his company put the Craigslist ad last Monday:

“We were not involved in any capacity with the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those impacted by the violence”

A number of witnesses attending the Charlottesville rally claim that counter-protesters were bused in.

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What are your thoughts on this?