Disinfo: The US is trying to promote a revolution in Hong Kong


The US is trying to promote a revolution in Hong Kong.


Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative alleging that the Hong Kong protests are sponsored and provoked by the US and/or by Western states. This narrative converges with the narrative that the US is behind colour revolutions around the world.

There is no evidence that the Hong Kong protests are being promoted by the US or any other Western government. The protests began spontaneously and peacefully in 2019 and have taken the name of the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement. People took to the streets to demonstrate democratically against this controversial extradition law.

The protests lasted for days. Police crackdowns on protesters turned the popular demonstration into a months-long battle in which protesters demanded political reforms and prosecution of police violence.

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