Video of Bolivia clash falsely shared as incident from Jammu and Kashmir

A video of a clash is circulating on social media with the claim that it shows people pelting stones at the Army in Jammu and Kashmir and the Army opening fire at them.

By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on  6 Sep 2022 10:37 AM GMT
Video of Bolivia clash falsely shared as incident from Jammu and Kashmir

Hyderabad: A video of a clash is circulating on social media with the claim that it shows people pelting stones at the Army in Jammu and Kashmir and the Army opening fire at them. In the viral video, a group of men with covered faces can be seen in confrontation with another group.

Facebook users are sharing the video with the caption, "In Jammu and Kashmir, a stone pelter was shot down after he pelted stones at the Army personnel." (Translated)

The video is being widely circulated on Twitter, too. Click here to access the posts.

Fact Check

NewsMeter conducted a reverse image search of keyframes and found the same video posted on Twitter on 10 August 2020. According to the user, the video shows a confrontation in Lal Paz in Bolivia.

Taking a cue from this, we ran a keyword search and found a Spanish article on the news website Notigram from 8 August 2022. The article carries one of the keyframes of the video, and it reports that dynamite exploded in the hand of a protestor while confronting the police.

According to the article, the protest in Bolivia has been going on for several days led by the Departmental Association of Coca Producers of La Paz (Adepcoca) against the operation of the "Parallel Market."

Opinión Bolivia also published the viral video on 10 August 2022 in a report about a confrontation between the Coca growers and the police in an area called Villa El Carmen in La Paz, Bolivia.

France24, on 3 August 2022, reported that "hundreds of growers from the Association of Coca Producers (Adepcoca), as well as opponents of the government of leftist President Luis Arce, marched to demand the closure of a parallel market for the plant, which they say is illegal and enjoys government support."

It is evident from the above findings that the viral video doing the rounds on social media is from Bolivia. Hence, the claim that it is from Jammu and Kashmir is false.

Claim Review:A video of a stone pelter being shot down by the Army in Jammu and Kashmir.
Claimed By:Social Media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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