DISINFO: Symbols used during the protests in US prove they are directed by Soros and the Democratic party
  • Outlet: Pervyi Kanal (archived)*
  • Date of publication: June 03, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 200
  • Countries / regions discussed: US
US racial justice protests Democratic Party (US) Colour revolutions George Soros

DISINFO: Symbols used during the protests in US prove they are directed by Soros and the Democratic party


A boomerang returned to the US: the one they throw all over the world, and primarily the Middle East. Colour revolutions gripped many countries. The same symbols used during these protests prove that the process was controlled […] We remember well how Soros said that revolutions must take place across the post-Soviet space. These symbols were used in Kyrgyzstan. Even in Armenia, when we said that those were genuine social protests, the same symbols were used. […] They had this symbol here. Who created this symbol and who financed it? I am absolutely certain that the directions for this come form Soros and the Democratic majority, which today is not hindering the development of this racial-civil conflict, which they can influence.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about colour revolutions and George Soros. 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. There is no evidence to suggest that the latest wave of protests is pre-arranged, let alone that the US Democratic party or George Soros are involved. The disinformation message was a reaction to an image shown during the broadcast (01:54:02 - 01:54:28), displaying a symbol of a raised fist that appeared in multiple countries. The symbol of a raised fist is used by the Black Lives Matter movement and was inspired by the Black Panther Party in 1960's, which used it as a symbol of resistance. The symbol has a long history (see also here) and was used by multiple actors and many occasions throughout history. The disinformation message appeared in the same TV broadcast as the claims that the protests in US were a dress rehearsal for Orange Revolution.


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