HYDERABAD: On January 26, farmers rally organized in Delhi turned violent resulting in clashes between protesters and police.

A video showing security personnel attempting to break a CCTV camera installed near a petrol pump went viral on social media.

"I stand with Farmers. Now you can see who did the violent agitation, farmers or Modi's police. #BoycottBJP," reads the caption. (Archive)

FACT CHECK:

We found a video from February 2020 with the title, "Delhi violence: Police break CCTV camera, manhandle protestors at Khureji Khas". It states that the incident took place at Khureji Khas (New Delhi) during the Citizenship Amendment Act protests


We also found a screengrab from the same video carried in a report by The Quint. A few shopkeepers confirmed that this took place at Khureji Khas.

We also found another report by Scroll.in from February 26, 2020, which carried similar videos of police allegedly breaking CCTV cameras at the Khureji Khas anti-CAA protest site.

Hence, it is clear that the video of police allegedly breaking CCTV cameras is linked to the anti-CAA protests in Delhi last year and not to the farmers' agitation this Republic Day.


Claim Review :   video of cops allegedly breaking CCTV cameras on Republic Day violence in Delhi
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

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