Fact Check: Video showing cops' brutality against protesters is not from USA

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  24 July 2020 2:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Video showing cops brutality against protesters is not from USA

Hyderabad: While all the countries are focused on fighting against Coronavirus, the US is not only fighting against Covid-19 but also against racism in the country.

Recently, the death of George Flyod led to the outbreak of riots and widespread looting in many cities. As of July 4, 2020, at least 28 people died during protests due to gunshots.

Of late, a video is being shared on social media in which a man was brutally being beaten up on the road by several cops. Later, another cop is seen lifting the beaten man and setting him aside on the footpath. This video was tweeted by @Andy_Resist stating "I really can't find the good police."

Actor and filmmaker Andy Ostroy, who has over 80,000 followers, also shared the same video with caption "Anyone who can't understand how Hitler got his citizens to commit atrocities...and think it can't happen here...just watch. This is some seriously terrifying police brutality that 6 months from now could be a whole lot worse"

Many users have shared this video thinking that it has happened in the US.

Archived claim can be found here.

Fact Check:

The claim that this incident took place in USA is FALSE.

We found several comments on the shared videos stating that this incident took place in Serbia and NOT in America.

So, using the extracted keyframes and searching with help of Google Reverse Image search, adding keywords 'Serbia protests', we found that this incident occurred in Serbia and not in USA.

This incident took place in Belgrade, Serbia, when the president of Serbia, Aleksandar vučić, announced another lockdown of 59 hours on July 7. Thousands of citizens gathered in front of the National assembly.

According to the reports published in europeanwesternbalkans.com, as protestors tried to enter the Parliament, there was a clash between the cops and the citizens.

This clash resulted in hurling of tear gas bombs and arrests. As these protests triggered violence, Serbia's president took a backstep in the implementation of lockdown.




Hence, the claim that the video shows violence in USA is FALSE.

Claim Review:Video showing cops' brutality against protesters is from USA
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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