While the Occupy Wall Street movement has captured the imagination of genuine activists nationwide, intrepid libertarian reporter Michelle Fields for The Daily Caller uncovered that some protestors were being paid off to attend one of the rallies in Washington DC. “Some of them are volunteers. Some of them aren’t. I can’t identify them. I’m not going to get into an identification game,” admitted an organizer from DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition, a group that advocates for affordable housing.
Fields attended an Occupy DC rally Thursday and spoke to a small group of Hispanic protestors who just happened to march right by her. Fields, who is Honduran and a native Spanish speaker, questioned the protesters why they were there, and “some Hispanic protesters holding up English protest signs could not articulate what their signs said.”
“I spoke to them in Spanish because some of them couldn’t speak English,” Fields told Mediaite. “Others felt more comfortable speaking in Spanish.”
It appears that Field’s questioning in Spanish may have spooked the organizer into divulging his actions for the camera.
Now the video has gone viral in the conservative blogosphere and opponents of the Occupy Wall Street movement can point to this as signs of astroturfing among the rabble rousers.
Fields will be on Your World with Neil Cavuto to discuss the video later this afternoon.
Watch Fields’ report below:
(h/t Daily Caller)
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