Old image of Cuba passed off as protest against communism

An image of people allegedly protesting against communism is viral on social media.

By Shimron Diana  Published on  20 July 2021 11:05 AM GMT
Old image of Cuba passed off as protest against communism

Hyderabad: An image of people allegedly protesting against communism is viral on social media.

"Cuba is protesting communism," reads the message.

We found few other tweets which were shared recently with the same viral image.


Fact Check:

The claim is false. The image circulated is old and not a recent image

NewsMeter conducted a reverse search and found the same image posted by "Getty images" in 2018.

The text attached with the picture mentioned, "CUBA-MAYDAY-LABOUR-RALLY

People march to Revolution Square in Havana to celebrate May Day, on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Alejandro ERNESTO / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ALEJANDRO ERNESTO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)"

"The viral image was captured on May 1, 2018, in Havana. The people are marching to Revolution Square and they're all celebrating the Cuban Revolution that installed Fidel Castro as the leader in 1959. Castro died in 2016 of natural causes, much to the dismay of the Central Intelligence Agency," Gizmodo said in a Fact Check article

We also came across a Facebook post in which we find the same viral image. It was posted in 2018.

Conclusion: Hence the claim is false. The image was clicked on May 1, 2018, in Havana where the people were marching to Revolution Square to celebrate Cuban Revolution that installed Fidel Castro as the leader in 1959. Castro died in 2016 of natural causes, much to the dismay of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Claim Review:A viral image being circulated on social media claiming, “Cuba is protesting against communism”.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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