Black lives matter - A movement exhibiting disorder, disruption and violation of law" : Vladimir Putin
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin dodged a question about his crackdown on political opponents by claiming that he was attempting to avert the "disorder" of a popular movement like Black Lives Matter in the United States.
Putin said he didn't want something like the Black Lives Matter movement to develop in Russia, but he also denounced the imprisonment of many of those who attacked the US Capitol on Jan. 6 at a news conference after a visit with US President Joe Biden in Geneva.
Furthermore he said, following the assassination of an African American, America has recently experienced a series of highly serious incidents, many of which are well-known. Black Lives Matter becomes a movement in its own right.
Putin said there was turmoil, disruption, and law violation, among other things. He sympathised with the United States of America, but didn't want this to happen on Russian soil, and they will do everything that's possible to prevent it.
He then appeared to doubt the legitimacy of the arrests of the rioters on January 6, who attempted to prevent Biden's certification as president after he defeated Donald Trump by more than seven million votes in a general election. "People flocked to the United States Congress to make political demands. Over 400 people have been charged with criminal offenses...they're being dubbed domestic terrorists." he said.