The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Lithuania has reacted to the latest riots that unfolded outside Parliament. The minister noted that in the context of the developments around illegal migrants, this is a pre-planned anti-government act. An obvious question arises: Who is behind it?
Of course, the protests erupted immediately after Lithuania introduced tough measures to prevent the breakthrough of illegal migrants from the territory of Belarus. These measures were presented in media with the embedded narrative “Lithuania is a fascist state.” Naturally, the protests were not a spontaneous manifestation of indignation of the country’s tolerant stratum. Moreover, in the context of these protests, completely unexpected narratives emerged and got woven into the general line.
For example, the protests, timed with the extraordinary session of the Seimas, where the issues were supposed to be considered of expanding the army’s powers in non-war conditions (including to fight off illegal migration flows), were presented as popular discontent over restrictive measures targeting unvaccinated citizens.( Collapse )