Why Was This 'Crowd Hire' Company Recruiting $25 An Hour 'Political Activists' In Charlotte Last Week?

Trump ignited a political firestorm yesterday during an impromptu press conference in which he said there was "blame on both sides" for the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend.   

Now, the discovery of a craigslist ad posted last Monday, almost a full week before the Charlottesville protests, is raising new questions over whether paid protesters were sourced by a Los Angeles based "public relations firm specializing in innovative events" to serve as agitators in counterprotests.

The ad was posted by a company called "Crowds on Demand" and offered $25 per hour to "actors and photographers" to participate in events in the "Charlotte, NC area."  While the ad didn't explicitly define a role to be filled by its crowd of "actors and photographers" it did ask applicants to comment on whether they were "ok with participating in peaceful protests."  Here is the text from the ad:

Actors and Photographers Wanted in Charlotte


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.


For more information about us, please visit www.crowdsondemand.com


If you're interested in working with us, please reply to this posting with the following info:

  • Full Name
  • Prior relevant experience (as an actor/performer, photographer, brand ambassador, political activist, etc)
  • When are you usually available for work?
  • Resume (optional)
  • If you're a photographer, what equipment do you use?
  • Are you ok with participating in peaceful protests (optional)?

And a screenshot of the original post:



So what is "Crowds on Demand?"  According to their own website, they're in the business of sourcing large crowds of people to "provide clients with protests, rallies, [and] flash-mobs" all over the country.  They even have an entire page on their website dedicated to "Protests and Rallies."

Are you looking to create a buzz anywhere in the United States? At Crowds on Demand, we provide our clients with protests, rallies, flash-mobs, paparazzi events and other inventive PR stunts. These services are available across the country in every major U.S city, every major U.S metro area and even most smaller cities as well. We provide everything including the people, the materials and even the ideas. You can come to us with a specific plan of action and we can make it happen. OR, you can approach us with a general  idea and we can help you plan the strategy then execute it.


We’ve made campaigns involving hundreds of people come to action in just days. We have a proven record of delivering major wins on even the toughest campaigns and delivering phenomenal experiences with even the most logistically challenging events.

The CEO of Crowds on Demand denied to Snopes that his firm was involved in the Charlottesville protests but refused to provide details on the specific purpose of the craigslist ad and/or why it was temporarily removed yesterday before being restored.

"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"

Silly question, but if your cause is worthy of protest then why would you need to pay $25 per hour to get people to show up?


nope-1004 slyhill Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:09 Permalink

Just caught wind that "...... contractors paid to infiltrate public blogs are encouraged to comment early and quickly.  Should any 'likes' buttons be available for either a positive or negative reaction, it is encouraged to vote in the negative for any comments directed against our mandate ........"And no, I'm not making this shit up. 

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CheapBastard poetic justice Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:10 Permalink

I heard rumors as they bussed them in and exited, they either gave them a confederate flag or a baseball bat and told them, "Go get them!"Hey, for $25/hour bucks jobless meth heads from Cali doesn't care who he/she hits or what they hit with, a bat or a flag stick.But the videos show incontrovertable evidence the bat people wearing face masks attacked at the flag people walked away esp near that parking garage.

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fuckstar runswithscissors Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:53 Permalink

The cops have to follow orders. The chain of civilian gangsters who ordered them to stand down are criminally liable for the massacre. Backwater cops don't have the experience handling riots that urban cops do. They also have more excuses for pathetic investigations and ME than the Clinton mafia's Arkansas. Expect more of these staged for globalist election influencing events to happen in suburbia and Mayberry.Stay loaded and locked.

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jeff montanye BLOTTO Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:25 Permalink

that may be true, the s & p 500 bottomed at 666.  but don't shoot soros or any of them, well a kneecap if you must; they are far more useful alive as provocations and symbols.  and, who knows, we may yet see the likes of hillary clinton at a truth commission before this is all over.  and of course, as we observe, violence, even scripted, abetted violence, is counterproductive and leaves us open to prosecution.  the more one looks into charlottesville the more it feels like the campaign of hillary clinton.  or 9-11.use their own crimes against them.  turn sheeple into truthers.

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doctor10 nope-1004 Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:33 Permalink

Sedition..seditious conspiracy..


"If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both."

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DrData02 SMG Sat, 08/19/2017 - 13:12 Permalink

++This comment keeps getting deleted and I am not getting an answer.++

I don't understand why the people opposed to antifa don't just disable their buses. The antifa gangs are bused in and the buses are their safe space. Why hasn't the other side tried to deal with this as a logistics issue? The buses are the snowflakes safe space, and if they were stuck wherever they were for a couple of days or a week they would never travel on them again.

Can someone explain this to me?

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Croesus American Psycho Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:26 Permalink

Yes, "Evil Nazies"...according to 70+ years worth of propaganda, brought to us by people who kidnap, rape, and murder children. They also worship "The Fallen One", have orgies around a giant owl statue, import 3rd World criminals into White Christian nations, encourage race-mixing for everybody but themselves, and tout all-things-gay as being normal.

But, but, 'Evil Nazies'.

Wake the fuck up. Before you invoke the "Hitler Pokemon", consider the fact that the man assembled the most ethnically/racially diverse military in history, up to that point...AND WAS fighting AGAINST THE BULLSHIT YOU ALL BITCH ABOUT NOW.

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