Black Lives Matter is a movement recognized as a protest against shootings of black men by the police. It has gained lots of attention by staging demonstrations, which have turned to violence, although the organizers claim it was never their aim. The media attention at https://www.amazon.com/George-Soros/e/B000AP7F58 the movement has brought to allegedly baseless shootings by police has led to further escalation of violence, and now to killings of police officers. Sarah Palin went as far as to call it a farce.
Now, there are voices that George Soros’ Open Society Foundations have donated $33 million to this movement. “So who’s funding Black Lives Matter? One of the big donors seems to be George Soros,” claimed Fox’s host Bill O’Reilly. In addition, he pointed to Jay Z and Beyonce as those who also give support.
But, the director of this foundation says the Soros didn’t give money to Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, the three women recognized as founders of Black Lives Matter movement. However, this movement is a network of groups, blogs, and activists, so a denial of providing funds to the three ladies doesn’t mean there was no money from George Soros going to support Black Lives Matter.
In 2014 alone, Open Society Foundations donated more than $800 to various causes. Open Society Foundations are composed of various foundations and projects. Their reach extends to over 100 countries. The idea behind them is to have open societies with respect for human rights and government accountability.
After making vast wealth in the financial markets, George Soros got involved in charities as well as political causes. He started in 1979 by giving scholarships to black South Africans. He continued to provide scholarships to Roma students in Europe as well as other groups he considered marginalized.
Not every country welcomes Soros’ money. Russia has banned his foundations, claiming they’re a threat to the Russian state. Hungarian Prime Minister, Victor Orban, has also expressed his displeasure with George Soros’ involvement, especially after Soros demanded that the European nations admit millions of Middle Eastern migrants and sponsor them for at least two years. But, Soros doesn’t worry about that and continues with his agenda. After all, he has got $25 billion.