FBI believes Russia is involved in organizing protests in US

FBI believes Russia is involved in organizing protests in US
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According to Congressman Tom Garrett, Russia uses interracial conflicts for its own purposes.

The FBI believes that Russia is involved in organizing last year’s protests in Charlottesville. This is reported by Congressman of the Republican Party, Tom Garrett, according to CNN.

“I was at a closed briefing with the FBI director about two months ago. I asked if Russia was involved in fanning the flames of what was happening in Charlottesville. And I was told yes,” Garrett said. 

He noted that Russia allegedly seeks to "get the Americans to turn against one another to undermine the credibility of Western democracy." He said that Russia was using interracial conflicts for its own purposes. 

To recall, August 2017, there were clashes between ultra-right nationalists and their opponents in Charlottesville. During the protests, a car drove into the crowd of people, as a result of which a woman was killed.

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