Fact Check: Old protest video from Germany is being shared with COVID-19 link

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A video is being shared on social media in which people can be seen on the street. Claims are being made that people in Italy are praying to Allah, after the Coronavirus outbreak in the country, cause mayhem.
“Italy people start asking help from Allah” – the caption read.


NewsMobile fact-checked the above video and found the claim to be false.
We extracted keyframes of the video and put them through Reverse Image Search.
We found the same video on YouTube that was uploaded on January 13, 2020, and according to the video description, it was taken in Hamburg, Germany.

In the video, we also noticed a police van and on further investigation, we found that it’s a German police van.

Taking a clue from the above information, we ran a search and found that the above video is a aprt of the ‘Demonstration in solidarity with Uyghur Muslims’ movement.

We also found several pictures from the demonstration on the official website of Getty Images.

Hence, the claim attached to the above video is false as it has nothing to do with COVID-19..

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