Disinfo: The Democrats are interested in continuing chaos in the US

Summary

At least half of the political class, the Democratic Party, is not interested in ending the chaos in the US. 90 per cent of the media sympathises with the Democrats. They are interested in adding “fuel to the fire”. Why? To show that “Donald Fedorovich”[Trump] cannot control America.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the racial justice protests in the US are dominated by violent groups, which, in turn, are directed, supported and financed by powerful élites, such as George Sorosleaders of the Democratic Party and/or global corporations.

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 that the Democratic Party is interested in “chaos” in the US. Indeed, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the 2020 Presidential Election Joe Biden, has condemned the violence at protests. “Protesting such brutality is right and necessary. It’s an utterly American response. But burning down communities and needless destruction is not. Violence that endangers lives is not. Violence that guts and shutters businesses that serve the community is not,” Biden said. The Governor of Minnesota from the Democratic Party Tim Walz also condemns any violence at protests.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 203
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: US racial justice protests, Donald Trump, Joe Biden

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