Hyderabad: Video footage claiming UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s convoy being stopped by a group of unemployed youth in Lucknow is viral on social media.

The Facebook caption in Hindi reads, “Unemployed youth in Lucknow blocking Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s convoy.”

लखनऊ में योगी आदित्यनाथ के काफिले को रोकते हुए बेरोजगार युवा

लखनऊ में योगी आदित्यनाथ के काफिले को रोकते हुए बेरोजगार युवा#yogiadityanath #berozgari #thekantap

Posted by The Kantap on Saturday, September 12, 2020

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Hundreds of people have posted the same video on Facebook with similar claims.

Fact Check:

This is an old video. The claim is FALSE.

When we observe closely, we see that nobody is wearing masks; every individual must wear masks during the ongoing Corona crisis, which gives us hints that the video is old.

With the help of Google reverse search image, we found that ABP News posted this video on its YouTube channel in 2017.

The Times of India, dated June 27, 2017, states that the students who were raising black flags in front of CM Yogi’s convoy were set free after spending 20 days in jail. The students belong to the All India Students Association, Students of Federation of India and Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha.

Even The Indian Express reported the same.

Hence, the claim is FALSE.

Mounika Dasari

Mounika Dasari is currently working as a Freelance Fact checker at Newsmeter. She was also an independent contractor at Appen. She has previously worked with Manshuk Securities and Finance as a Derivative Trainee in Delhi. She has work experience of 18 months with Geojit Financial Services as an Equity Dealer in Hyderabad. She has certifications of NISM series V, NISM Series VII, and NISM Series VIII. Alumni from IILM Graduate School of Management in Finance, U.P. Alumni from FH-Dortmund University of applied science and arts in Managing Diverse Markets, Germany. Mounika loves to travel and has been to countries like Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland.

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