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George Soros helps fund the Black Lives Matter movement

Soros' foundation invested $220 million in organisations and leaders helping black communities, but whether they donated to BLM is unverifiable.

Soros' foundation invested $220 million in organisations and leaders helping black communities, but whether they donated to BLM is unverifiable. Soros' Open Society Foundation began its work for racial equity and justice more than two decades ago by challenging unfair drug laws targeting African Americans in the 1990s. In the wake of the protests following the death of George Floyd, he has been subject to a host of conspiracy theories that include owning Black Lives Matter and Antifa, as well as funding protests and protestors across the country.

Reuters have already debunked these theories, and Soros' foundation has clarified that he has not paid any protestors and that the resistance is a serious concern for the country and its people. On July 13th, Open Society made a press release stating that they would invest a total of $220 million to Racial Justice organizations to sustain their work and momentum beyond these few weeks and months to strategize on improving their communities for the long-term. They further stated that some of the recipients of these investments would range from emerging groups to more established forces for civil rights - such as Black Voters Matter, Circle for Justice Innovations, Repairers of the Breach, and the Equal Justice Initiative.

Some of these organizations strategize to end policing, and some fight for access to the ballot. However, Black Lives Matter was not mentioned anywhere. Reuters confirmed that along with Beyonce and Prince, Open Society's donations to Black Lives Matter and Planned Parenthood have been subject to controversy in the past. And it remains unclear if the foundation has made any recent donations to Black Lives Matter in the past.

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