Disinfo: US Democrats organised riots in US cities based on the Ukrainian scenario

Summary

Only hopeless idiots have not yet understood that the Democrats are behind these [protests].

Who is able to coordinate the actions of various political and social movements on such a scale, if not the one who finances most of them, and who regularly works with them during the elections, urging them to support Democratic candidates? Now its electorate is protesting and rampaging on the streets of American cities; you are unlikely to find Republican supporters among them. And when this crowd yells about the “anti-racist revolution” it means the anti-Republican one.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the US racial justice protests.

The widespread protests against racial injustice and police brutality broke out organically in the US after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism and policy brutality in the US. There is no evidence to support the conspiracy theory that the protests are pre-arranged or organised by the Democratic Party.

Read similar examples of disinformation alleging that riots in the US take place according to the colour revolution manuals of US Democrats and Obama and that the protests in the US are organised by the Democratic party ahead of the presidential election.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 201
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/06/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine, US
  • Keywords: US racial justice protests, Democratic Party (US), Colour revolutions

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Disproof

Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, aiming to discredit the criminal trial and the Joint Investigation Team (JIT). The public hearing on the incident started on 9 March 2020 in the Netherlands.

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Disproof

This is a baseless conspiracy theory and another example of the narrative about the militant West.

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NATO is an American puppet 

NATO is an American puppet

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about NATO as a geopolitical project of the US.

NATO was founded in 1949 by twelve sovereign nations including the United States. It has since grown to 30 Allies who each took an individual and sovereign decision to join this Alliance. All decisions in NATO are taken by consensus, after discussion and consultation among member countries, which means that a decision can only be taken if every single member accepts it.