Rent-a-demonstration. It’s a concept whose time has come.
We have rent-a-demonstrators on the other side of the pond, too.
Usually it’s just 5 to 10 bored-looking homeless people holding up a big banner outside some faceless office building saying “Shame on [insert filthy, free-market, souless corporation’s name here]”
Reason: these fiendish corporations have usually undertaken to expand the corporate toilets and they’ve undertaken to hire completely legal, licensed and bonded plumbers or drywallers who just happen to be (gasp) non-union.
It’s necessary for the displaced union workers to hire rent-a-demonstrators instead of protesting themselves for a variety or reasons. First, it’s really dull and boring. Second, it’s hot outside and third, they’ve all taken scab jobs working for the very contractors that were hired to do the construction for the corporations being protested against in the first place. How else would they know when somebody’s toilet is being expanded?
Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it, too?