There are channels recognised as propaganda. Radio Liberty, Voice of America – they are banned from broadcasting in the USA. They are not media. Every bastard who sat on Radio Liberty and Voice of America – they generally do not have the right to call themselves journalists. They generally have nothing to do with the media. They are the wheel and cog of the American propaganda machine, which is even forbidden to broadcast on the territory of the United States. It is forbidden.
The situation [with the protests] is complicated: a harsh crackdown on the protests will lead to a fall in ratings (including among African Americans, whose votes will be key in the forthcoming elections), but continued unrest will shake the confidence of Trump’s nuclear electorate.
The protests are being supported by opponents of Trump, led by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, albeit with reservations. It seems that, alongside the coronavirus, they will become a central theme of the election race. Whatever happens, developments in the country are extremely reminiscent of the techniques of a colour revolution.
An unfounded conspiracy theory, in line with a pro-Kremlin narrative on protests never actually being manifestations of popular discontent.
The pro-Kremlin media frequently use disinformation narratives about popular protests allegedly incited by the US around the world, including colour revolutions in Eastern Europe, Euromaidan in Ukraine, protests in Catalonia and others.
The widespread protests against racial injustice and police brutality broke out in the US after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on the 25th of May, 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism in the US.