The Right has lots of paid “protesters.” They’re called lobbyists.
Lately, I’ve been mulling over this idea of “paid protesters,” and I can’t see how it would be bad to have paid protesters. In fact, if there were protesting jobs, many more people probably would protest. How many people can’t protest because they have to go to work to support their families? Without paid protesting jobs, protest becomes a form of privilege. There needs to be some way that protesters can find to support themselves while also protesting injustice.