I first searched for “Belarus orchestrated protests”, which brought up nothing worthwhile; then I searched for “Belarus protests William Engdahl” and found the following article that is quite good...
I’ll start with the most important information that shows interference from the USA.
The protests in Belarus use the same model that the CIA and its various NGOs, led by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), have repeatedly used.
In 2019, the NED funded some 34 grants to anti-Lukashenko activities in Belarus. The grants went to projects like:
NGO Strengthening: To increase local and regional civic engagement... to identify local problems and develop advocacy strategies;
NGO Strengthening: To foster youth civic engagement;
Expand an online depository of publications not readily accessible in the country, including works on politics, civil society, history, human rights, and independent culture;
To defend and support independent journalists and media;
Training democratic parties and movements in effective advocacy campaigns.
Get the picture!
A key role in coordinating the “spontaneous” protests was played by the Warsaw-based (in Poland) texting and video channel Nexta (Belarusian for “somebody”).
Nexta is headed by the 22-year old Belarus exile in Poland, Stepan Putila (a.k.a. Stepan Svetlov). Stepan Putila has previously worked for the Warsaw-based Belsat channel which is funded by the Polish Foreign Ministry and (again) USAID.
With the Belarus Internet shut down, Nexta posted videos of protest and police crackdown. It quickly became the centre of the Belarus “Colour Revolution”.
Nexta has sent information through social media: plans for protests (including where and when), where cops are assembled and ways how to bypass internet blocking (by using proxies).
Nexta has also circulated protesters’ demands, updates about arrests, locations of arrests by riot police, contact information to lawyers and human rights defenders and addresses where protesters can hide in. advised subscribers how to bypass internet blocking by using proxies and other means.
Even more interesting is the co-founder of Nexta since March 2020, another Belarus exile, Roman Protasevich. Protasevich has worked for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (that’s US Government media).
Protasevich also worked for the Polish-based Euroradio, which is funded by USAID. He was also pictured in the CIA’s 2013-14 Maidan Square demonstrations in the Ukraine.
In April 2018, Protasevich went to the US State Department in Washington (for instructions?). On his Facebook page he wrote, “The most important week in my life begins". He also posted the following picture, stating "Never had so many important and interesting encounters in my life. Tired but very pleased".
See Roman Protasevich, inside the US State Department, 23 April 2018.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who ran against Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko (who won the election in a landslide) after her husband was arrested and prevented to run, claims she won the election based on exit polls. On 14 August, Tikhanovskaya announced that she was forming a "coordination council" to secure a peaceful transfer of power.
On Monday, Sviatlana Tikhanovskaya met Donald’s Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun in Lithuania — obviously to instruction her on what to say/do.
In response to the CIA-orchestrated riots, Donald’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump regime “has been inspired by the display of peaceful expression of the Belarusian people seeking to determine their own future”.
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko refused to lockdown the country over the coronavirus “pandemic”! By 13 August, Belarus had recorded a total of 617 COVID-19 deaths. One very important point is that the Belarus Health Ministry ignored the bizarre WHO recommendations to classifying COVID-19 fatalities on nothing more than “suspicion”.
President Lukashenko responded to the demands of the IMF to lockdown or no loans would be provided:
It is ready to fund us ten times more than it offered initially as a token of commendation for our efficient fight against this virus. The World Bank has even asked the Healthcare Ministry to share the experience. Meanwhile, the IMF continues to demand from us quarantine measures, isolation, a curfew. This is nonsense. We will not dance to anyone's tune.
The Western “democracies” have long been trying to get rid of Lukashenko. In 2008, Bush Jr.’s Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice denounced Lukashenko as Europe’s “last dictator” (this is echoed in the current propaganda): http://williamengdahl.com/englishNEO21Aug2020.php