Right-wing commentator Candice Owens and others accuse George Soros and left-wing anarchists, or a left-wing, activist, anti-fascist movement, of being behind the violence. US President Donald Trump wrote that “this is ANTIFA and the radical left”.
He claims that 80% of those arrested are not from Minnesota, in order to promote the thesis that those who commit violence have come to destroy local businesses. Those on the right who believe that antifa (shast) organizations are behind the violence say Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has previously published a photo with an antifa handbook. U.S. Attorney General William Barr also claims the protests were “planned, organized, and led by anarchist and left-wing extremist groups using antifa-like tactics.”
Meanwhile, a different narrative is emerging from the left, blaming the Russians and white leaders for the violence. St. Paul’s Mayor Melvin Carter said on Saturday that all those arrested on Friday were out of state.
Minnesota Governor Tim Wallace reiterated this claim, claiming that 80% are not from the state. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, whose police force in the city began protests when one of them knelt on an African-American man who later died, said the protests were “domestic terrorism.” The governor and mayor appear to have coordinated their story to accuse white high-ranking organizations and “ideological extremists” of the violence.
Last week, the mayor of Minneapolis accused the cartels of violence and turned to white rulers. He said the agitators had infiltrated the protests. “We are now facing white rulers, members of organized crime, outside state instigators and even foreign actors, to destroy and destabilize our city and our region.” It turned out that the actual data from the arrests show that many of the detainees are from Minnesota.
MANY COMMENTS claim that Russia is behind the protests. University of Michigan professor at Michigan Law University and legal analyst Barb McQuade tweeted a link to a New York Times article about Russia meddling in the U.S. election, noting that “intelligence reports say Russia is trying to impose chaos in the United States before the election. Mission accomplished. ”
Asha Rangapa, a senior lecturer at the Jackson Institute at Yale University and a CNN commentator, tweeted that “it’s not a stretch that there may be foreign links to coordinated violence in the United States.” She responded to a tweet, mentioning the Minnesota governor’s claim that the U.S. military provides intelligence support and communications interception by the NSA.
The claim that everyone from drug cartels to white rulers, George Soros and the Russians are behind the violent protests in the United States, reveals a phenomenon that accuses events of complex conspiracies and claims that the protests were “organized” – without any evidence that any “Russian , ie “White rulers or organized crime figures have been identified and arrested for their involvement. Joy Reed, a television presenter, noted that a video showed a white man with a gas mask and shattering umbrellas, and that this may be related to Keith Ellison’s allegations that the violence was organized. Journalist Lara Logan also tweeted that there were “professional agitators”.