Ferguson protesters demand paychecks for gig they were hired to perform
This would be hilarious if the consequences hadn’t been so disastrous. The destructive riots in Ferguson, Missouri over the bogus narrative that Michael Brown was shot while his hands were raised were far from spontaneous. Protesters were hired and promised paychecks, but those who have not received them yet are now publicly protesting. Weasel Zippers (here and here) documents tweets (some of which have since been scrubbed) from the angry pay-for-play leftists. Jessica Chasmar of the Washington Times summrizes:
Hired protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement have started a #CutTheCheck hashtag and held a sit-in at the offices for the successor group to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in Missouri after the group allegedly stopped paying them.
FrontPage Magazine reports that Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) has been paying protesters $5,000 a month to demonstrate in Ferguson. Last week, hired protesters who haven’t been paid held a sit-in at MORE’s offices and posted a demand letter online.
MORE is the re-branded Missouri branch of ACORN, which filed for bankruptcy in late 2010, FrontPage reported. MORE and other groups supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have received millions of dollars from billionaire financier George Soros.
The group Millennial Activists United posted a letter on their blog demanding MORE “cut the checks” to demonstrators.
It is very worthwhile reading the evidence gathered by Weasel Zippers. Here are some noteworthy tweets. I really enjoy the earnest look on this white woman’s face as she demands her pay:
As WZ notes, two Soros-funded organizations, OBS and MORE, actually advertised for protesters to come to Ferguson:
And on May 14, MORE published a list of who has been paid:
I have a serious question for those business owners whose livelihoods were destroyed in the subsequent riots. Isn’t it possible to sue these organizations and their funders for conspiracy to incite insurrection and damages?