Hyderabad: A video with a claim that Muslim commuters were spitting on fellow passengers inside a metro train in Paris is viral on social media.

Sandeep Thakur, who identifies himself as head of social media and IT intellectual cell of BJP Delhi shared a video on Twitter with the claim.(archive)


The same video was also shared by other users on Twitter. Click here and here to view.

FACT CHECK:

The claim that Muslim commuters were spitting on fellow passengers inside a metro train in Paris is false.

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search and found a report on a Romanian website that carried images from the video. It states that two groups of Dinamo and Steaua fans gathered in front of the Dinamo stadium. Later, a conflict broke out between the police and the fans and two gendarmes were hit at the Ştefan cel Mare metro station.

Upon searching the location of the Ștefan cel Mare metro station, we found that the incident took place in Bucharest, Romania.

We also found a YouTube video in October 2020, with the title "Romania 02.10.2020: Clashes between hooligans and police in Bucharest."


A Romania-based football journalist Emanuel Roşu also tweeted the video on October 2, 2020, and claimed that a fight broke out at the metro in Bucharest.

Therefore it is clear that the video doesn't represent Muslims spitting at commuters in a metro in Paris. Hence, the claim is false.


Claim Review :   Viral claim that Muslims were spitting on passengers inside Paris metro
Claimed By :  Twitter Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is currently a Freelance Fact Checker at Newsmeter and is a final year student at Loyola Academy Degree and Pg College. She is doing her degree in Psychology, English, and Journalism. She has a zeal for learning and is very passionate about writing. Apart from writing articles, she also writes poetry.

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