(This is a video presentation of the following analysis.)
I am always suspicious of these mass protests because I know how difficult it is to organize even ten people to show up to a demonstration. The average person has a lot of things to do during the day with work, family matters, and other personal issues. Therefore, when I see over one hundred people show up in New Haven to protest, red flags go up for me. One of the sure signs that an event is more than just grassroots is the uniformity of the posters and signs. While this event definitely had home made signs, the expensive, professionally made signs were also present. Zooming in on some of these signs you can see the website AnswerCoalition.org at the bottom. It is difficult to find who exactly is funding the Answer Coalition but there are many clear ties to Socialist and Marxist organizations.
And then comes the George Soros connections. For those that do not know George Soros, he is a man of immense wealth who uses his money to support opposition movements and the overthrow of governments throughout the world, and just so happen to financially support Hillary Clinton for President in the 2016 race. It appears that Soros may be using his regime-changing tactics in the United States, funding groups to protest, riot, and possibly create mass civil unrest. One sign that was present at the New Haven protest read "No! This Fascist Regime Must Be Stopped Before It Starts", and while the news station did not show the bottom of the sign, performing a google search of this poster slogan will bring you to the website "Refuse Fascism", which appear to be the creators of this meme. Refuse Fascism reportedly received $50,000 from a George Soros funded organization. Refuse Fascism has been accused of being one of the groups behind the violent protests that happened in Berkley last week. Antifa was another group accused of being behind the violence at Berkley, and they also had a presence at the New Haven protest.
News Channel 8 said that the New Haven protest was organized by an organization named "Unidad Latina en Accion". Unidad Latina is a member of a group called The Immigration Strategic Funders Collaborative for Connecticut, or simply "The Collaborative." The Collaborative received a $100,000 grant from George Soros' Open Society Foundations in 2015.
I would go into more depth, or create a separate analysis just on George Soros, and his tactics of influencing politics throughout the world, but there is already so much written on it that any interested reader could do a simple Google search and have unlimited number of pages of information.
That is all that I have found so far in regards to this New Haven situation, but these "grassroots" protests are something that we really need to keep our eye on, more specifically who is funding them. Things don't just happen, everything takes money. Trying to figure out where the money is coming from is usually more important than whatever story is being pushed.