An online advertisement may have led to some of the violence from anti-Trump protests in Indianapolis Saturday night. The protests were supposed to send a peaceful message against last week’s election, but turned to chaos around 8 p.m. when chants turned from “love trumps hate” to “kill the police.”
“We were just trying to keep our people safe and peaceful,” said rally organizer Kim Saylor.
Seven people were arrested and two officers were injured. Four of the people were from out of the Indianapolis area. Rally organizers tell us they have no idea who those people are but believe that they infiltrated their march to spread a hateful message.
“Another group of protesters that were not with us at the rally joined in from Meridian Street. So, when we came back around we diverted everyone south trying to avoid the other protesters. Some of them were carrying Trump and Pence signs and some of them were wearing Trump and Pence shirts. They were not with us.” said Saylor.
Now, there is more talk of people getting paid cash to protest against Trump. Craigslist ads found online offer up to $1,500 a week to attend an anti-Trump rally. Many of the ads have appeared during the campaign, but now after last week’s election, more people are taking notice. We called the number and left a message but have not heard back.
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Time For Truth: (Fox 59) – Ads offering protesters cash to attend anti-Trump rallies may have led to violence in Indy