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Fact-Check: Video of Previous Solidarity Protest for Palestine in Chicago Mistaken for Recent Event

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Fact-Check: Video of Previous Solidarity Protest for Palestine in Chicago Mistaken for Recent Event
Fact-Check: Video of Previous Solidarity Protest for Palestine in Chicago Mistaken for Recent Event

 

A video depicting a sizable gathering waving the Palestinian flag is circulating on social media platforms, with claims that it is a recent solidarity protest held in Chicago, United States of America (USA).

At the time of compiling this report, the post had garnered 35.9K views.

The Truth: Contrary to the claims being made, this video is not a recent incident. It actually dates back to May 2021 when a solidarity protest took place in Chicago to support Palestine. This demonstration occurred in response to Israeli forces’ airstrikes in Gaza, which resulted in the destruction of high-rise buildings and the loss of prominent Hamas leaders.

How We Verified This Information: To confirm the authenticity of the video, we conducted a Google reverse image search. Our search led us to discover earlier versions of the same video, all from May 2021, which were shared on various platforms, including X and Facebook, blockclubchicago.org,nbcchicago,abc7chicago.com

 

 

Conclusion: Upon thorough investigation, it is clear that the viral claim suggesting that the video of the Palestine solidarity protest in Chicago is recent is false. In reality, this video captures an event that transpired in May 2021, during a demonstration in support of Palestine. The protest was held in response to Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, which resulted in the destruction of high-rise buildings and the loss of key Hamas leaders. This discrepancy highlights the importance of fact-checking and verifying information before accepting it as true.

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