DISINFO: US riots are Maidan-style plot to oust Trump
  • Outlet: RT English - YouTube (archived)*
  • Date of publication: June 08, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): English
  • Reported in: Issue 201
  • Countries / regions discussed: US, Ukraine
US racial justice protests Racism NGO Protest Donald Trump Colour revolutions Euromaidan Coup

DISINFO: US riots are Maidan-style plot to oust Trump


The establishment class has realized that neither Joe Biden nor Hillary Clinton is capable of beating Trump at the ballot box. The ongoing violent protests in the US are the extension of Russiagate and Ukrainegate. The top-down mobilization of rioters, who use many of the same tactics which we previously saw in other colour revolutions, brings to one’s mind what happened in Ukraine [in 2013-14]. Even the players are all the same: instead of the Right Sector you have the Antifa, you have a lot of the NGOs that you had in Ukraine also mobilized in the United States. What we are witnessing is an attempt at regime change.


Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the racial justice protests in the US andcolour revolutions. There is no evidence to suggest that the protests in the US broke out through “top-down mobilization,” much less that they are directed specifically by the Democratic Party, whose officials have repeatedly called on the demonstrators to go home or, failing that, to refrain from violence. The parallels which the claim draws between the ongoing protests and the Euromaidan are equally unfounded. This analogy relies on the false notion that the far-right organisation Right Sector was the driving force behind the Ukrainian revolution of 2013-14. Antifa, on the other hand, is neither far-right nor even an organisation at all, and its role in the US protests has been exaggerated. As of 9 June, none of the 51 federal cases launched in connection to the protests show any "sign of so-called antifa links." The author of the claim provides not one example "of the NGOs that you had in Ukraine" and which are now allegedly coordinating the violence in the US. Made without evidence, the assertion can be dismissed without evidence. 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.


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