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A video of protestors at the Ohio Statehouse is being falsely shared as ‘Protestors storming into the White House’


A video is being widely shared on Facebook claiming that it shows protestors storming into the White House in Washington, D.C. Massive protests are being held across the United States after the death of an African-American George Floyd due to the excessive use of force by a police officer in Minneapolis. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Video of protestors storming into the White House.

Fact: The video shows people protesting George Floyd’s Death at the Ohio statehouse, not at the White House. So, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When the screenshots of the video were subjected to reverse image search technique, many search results were obtained about the protests at Ohio Statehouse. Those results can be seen here and here. So, on comparing the Ohio Statehouse building images with that of the building in the viral video, it was confirmed that the building in the video is Ohio Statehouse, not the White House as is being claimed in the post. More images of Ohio Statehouse on ‘Shutterstock’ photo library can be seen here. A news report regarding the protests at Ohio Statehouse can be read here.

When searched with text in the post, various news reports were found which said that hundreds of protestors had gathered outside the gate of the White House and the US Secret Service agents had rushed President Donald Trump to the underground bunkers for safety.

To conclude, a video of protestors attacking Ohio Statehouse is being falsely shared as ‘Protestors storming into the White House’.

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