Fact Check: Did protesters break into the White House? Here's the truth

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As the protest over the death of a 46-year old Afro-American man, George Floyd, turned violent in many cities in the USA, several videos of the protests started doing the rounds on social media.
One such video shows protesters outside a white building and the claim attached with it states that they broke into the White House.
Protestors already broke inside white house for the first time in American history…” the caption read.

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Some Facebook users also shared the same video claiming that the building is the Capitol Building.

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NewsMobile fact-checked the video and found that the building in the video is neither the White House nor the Capitol Building.
When we extracted keyframes of the video and put them through Reverse Image Search, we found a photo story published in Forbes India, that featured a picture from the above protest.
According to the caption of the picture, this image is from the Ohio Statehouse, where windows were smashed and at least two men were detained.

COLUMBUS, OH – MAY 28: After a brief skirmish with officers that resulted in rubber bullets and pepper spray being deployed, protesters flock towards the Ohio Statehouse where windows were smashed out and at least two men were detained. What started as a peaceful demonstration near the Ohio Statehouse in solidarity with other protests throughout the country against the killing of Minneapolis, Minnesota resident George Floyd, turned into a riot after police and protesters clashed on May 28, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. As protesters dispersed, looters began smashing windows in buildings including the Ohio Statehouse and local retail on Broad Street in Downtown Columbus, ” the caption read
Taking a cue from the above information, we ran a search and found different videos of protest outside Ohio Statehouse by several media houses, confirming that the video in question is from Ohio

We then compared the buildings of Ohio statehouse, The White House, and the Capitol Building, to the building in the video.

From the above collage, it is clear that the building in the video is Ohio Statehouse.
Here’s the street video of the building on Google earth.

From the above information, it is clear that the building in the video above is Ohio Statehouse. Hence, the claim attached is false.

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