A video of a large crowd protesting in a street is being widely shared claiming that the visuals show protests in front of Pakistan’s former PM Nawaz Sharif’s residence against the arrest of Imran Khan. In the video, angry protesters can be seen waving Pakistan flags. Through this article, let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Visuals of protest in front of Nawaz Sharif’s house in London, against the arrest of Imran khan.
Fact: These visuals are related to an old protest carried out near Nawaz Sharif’s residence in London, following the ouster of Imran Khan in April 2022. According to latest reports, police have banned gatherings outside the London home of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, following the gathering of Imran Khan supports after his arrest. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
These visuals of protests were indeed carried out near former PM Nawaz Sharif’s house in London. However, the video is not recent but is related to demonstrations carried out in April 2022, when Imran Khan lost the trust vote in the Pakistan Parliament.
Google search with relevant keywords led us to a Pakistani news report dated 17 April 2022, which carried an image similar to a screen grab of the viral video. According to the article, the image shows protests carried by UK’s Pakistani community, outside Nawaz Sharif’s residence in London. These protests were organized in support of Imran Khan, following his ouster in a no-confidence vote in the Pakistan Parliament.
Further, the report shared multiple visuals related to the protest shared by social media users. In one such tweet, a social media user shared a few more images similar to the visuals of the viral video. Comparison of image shared in this tweet with that of the viral visuals, confirms that both are related to the same protest.
Multiple news agencies have reported the protests near Nawaz Sharif’s residence in London, following Imran Khan’s ouster, these reports can be viewed here and here. Hence, these establish that the viral video is related to old protests after his party lost the no-confidence vote.
According to the latest reports, Police have banned gatherings outside the London home of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, following the gathering of Imran Khan supporters after his arrest.
To sum it up, old video is being shared as a protest near Nawaz Sharif’s residence after Imran Khan’s arrest.