Disinfo: Protests in France were instigated by the US

Summary

As soon as Macron started to criticise NATO and to lobby the creation of a European army, he faced troubles inside the country. He cannot engage in the foreign policy of the European Union anymore. Does it have some connection with his anti-American agenda?! Look at who benefits from this, look at what happens to countries where something does not coincide with the interests of the US.

Disproof

It is one of the pro-Kremlin conspiracy theories hinting that the protests in France are caused by the US intrusion. It is consistent with the previous narratives about the “colour revolutions” and the US role in them.

The protests in France were motivated by a governmental initiative to increase fuel prices. Later popular discontent was caused by the planned pension reform.

The EU Member States are sovereign countries and make sovereign decisions about their own security and defence policies. The US is an important ally to the EU but EU policy is not determined by the US.

See previous disinformation narratives arguing that “Yellow vests” are Trump’s instrument to fight the Rothschilds and that The riots over fuel prices in France are an example of the US-sponsored colour revolutions.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue180
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US, France
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, Protest, Colour revolutions

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