Fact Check: Old Video Of Farmers Crawling On A Road Shared As Recent; Here’s The Truth

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A video of people crawling on a road while a group of policemen can be seen stopping them is being shared on social media with a claim that the video was taken during ongoing farmers’ demonstration against the newly promulgated farm laws. 

“किसानों-मजदूरों का संघर्ष याद रखा जाएगा..।।। उन्हें सलाम और मेरा समर्थन.., ” the post in Hindi Read.
(Translation: The struggle of farmers and laborers will be remembered.. Salute them and my support)

Here’s the link to the above post. Another post can be seen here.

FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the post and found the claim to be misleading.
We extracted keyframes from the video and put them through Reverse Image Search. We found that the same video was shared by multiple YouTube channels in 2018.
“मध्यप्रदेश में किसान आन्दोलन ! रेंगते किसान!, ” the video was titled. (Translation: Farmers’ movement in Madhya Pradesh! Creeping Farmer!)
The video was also geotagged to Morena, Madhya Pradesh.

The same video was also uploaded by another user in June 2018 with the title, “किसान आंदोलन की शुरुआत ।। 1जून से 10जून ।। किसानों की हालत देखकर आप क्या कहेंगे??”
(Translation: The beginning of the farmers’ movement. 1 June to 10 June. What will you say after seeing the condition of the farmers ??)

We also found that some channels shared the same video in 2018 with the claim that it is from Barnagar in Madhya Pradesh.

From the above information, it is clear that the video in circulation is OLD. However, NewsMobile independently couldn’t verify the location and origin of the video.

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