Occupy CPAC protestors paid $60 a day
Can you say "Astroturf?"
Protesters at Friday's "Occupy CPAC" event, organized by AFL-CIO and the Occupy DC movement, told The Daily Caller that they were paid "sixty bucks a head" to protest outside the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.
One protester told TheDC that all the "Occupy" activists were being paid to protest, and that his union, Sheet Metal Workers Local 100, approached him about the money-making opportunity.
"I have nothing nice to say about Local 100. ... They just told me 'you wanna make sixty bucks? So c'mon,'" the protester said.
Other "Occupy CPAC" protesters were unwilling to speak on camera because they were unaware what they were protesting and what the CPAC event was about.
A group of Occupy protestors actually registered for the conference and infiltrated Mitt Romney's speech today. They stood in front of the camera, blocking the picture until a few CPAC people pushed them out of the way. They were led out of the building by police.
Outside the hotel it was a circus. Occupy protestors were sitting in the street blocking traffic while flying a huge balloon depicting a fat cat.
All in all, not much of a showing - especially when you consider they've been threatening for weeks to bring thousands of protestors to disrupt the conference. They couldn't get anyone hence the payment to union dupes who didn't even know what they were supposed to be protesting.