It is now widely regarded that many of the anti-Trump protests and riots are instigated by professional agitators with evidence that these could be Soros funded. After five days of anti-Trump protests and mayhem led by left-wing groups, including one linked to top Clinton donor George Soros, Republicans said Sunday that it’s time for Democrats to call off the dogs.
Kellyanne Conway, Republican president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager, urged President Obama, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to use their influence to talk down those she described as “professional” agitators “masquerading as protesters.”
“I think that the President of the United States, Secretary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, perhaps, others can come forward and ask for calm and ask for a peaceful transition and ask their supporters, which are masquerading as protesters now — many of them professional and paid by the way, I’m sure — ask them to give this man a chance so that this country can flourish,” Ms. Conway said on Fox News Sunday.
The Washington Times reported,
The far-left ANSWER Coalition and Socialist Alternative rushed to organize protest marches in major U.S. cities within hours of Mr. Trump’s presidential victory Tuesday, as did MoveOn.org, which has reportedly received funding from Mr. Soros, a billionaire.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that protesters recently spotted him and began banging on his car.
“I know both Secretary Clinton and President Obama were very gracious, and I respect that a lot in the way they handled it the day after, two days after,” Mr. Giuliani said on ABC’s “This Week.” “But I wish they would say something about this. Really not the right thing in the democracy.”
Later in the interview, Mr. Giuliani added, “I’m not sure these are even Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama supporters. I think these people are, you know, kind of like professional protesters more.”
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in dozens of U.S. cities to decry Mr. Trump’s election under the hashtag #NotMyPresident, including rallies in front of Trump Tower in New York City and Chicago.
MoveOn.org billed its more than 200 “United Against Hate” actions as “peaceful,” and while most of the protest activity has remained so, some rallies been marred by vandalism and violence.
A protester was shot Friday in Portland, Oregon, the day after 26 people were arrested after setting fires and using bats to smash store and car windows, according to The Associated Press.
Five people were arrested Sunday in Los Angeles for vandalism or battery, while about 200 people were arrested last week for failing to disperse after blocking roads.
In Oakland, California, 30 protesters were arrested Wednesday after spray-painting buildings, smashing windows, and pelting officers with rocks and bottles, SFGate reported.
Planned Parenthood Action encouraged its supporters last week to join the MoveOn.org rallies in a Facebook post, saying, “People are uniting across the country to stand against hate. Join MoveOn.org tonight for a gathering of solidarity, resistance, and resolve near you.”
Planned Parenthood was another major Clinton supporter.
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