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Motorbike parade video from Brazil is shared as visuals of 20,000 bikers riding for a German boy diagnosed with Cancer

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A video is being shared on social media claiming it as the visuals of 20,000 bikers in a motorbike parade to cheer a 6-years-old boy in Germany diagnosed with cancer. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here.

Claim: Video of 20,000 bikers performing a motorbike parade for a 6-years-old boy diagnosed with cancer in Germany.

Fact: The video shared in the post shows video clips from two different motorbike parades. The first portion of the video shows an old motorbike parade organized by Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro and his supporters in San Paulo, Brazil. Jair Bolsonaro held this protest against the state governors and mayors in Brazil for imposing lockdowns to control the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. In July 2021, around 15,000 bikers have paraded through East Frisian town in Germany to cheer a 6-years-old boy diagnosed with cancer. The last portion of the video shows the boy cheering at the motorcyclists who rallied in thousands for him. Hence, the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.  

On reverse image search of the screenshots in the video, similar visuals of the motorcycle parade were found in a video published by a YouTube channel on 14 June 2021. This YouTube channel reported it as the visuals of a motorbike parade led by Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro in San Paulo, Brazil.

When we searched for more sources using keywords, we found similar motorbike parade visuals in the videos published by different news websites in June 2021. They can be seen here, here, and here. According to the reports, Jair Bolsonaro and his supporters organised this parade in June 2021 to protest against the state governors and mayors in Brazil for imposing lockdowns to control the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

On searching for the details of the second portion of the video, a video with similar visuals was found on YouTube with a description, “20000 Bikers in Germany Drove to the house of a 6 year old Cancer Boy || Humanity still exists”. On searching for further details, it is found out that in July 2021, around 15,000 bikers did a parade through East Frisian town in Germany to cheer a 6-years-old boy diagnosed with cancer. Several news websites have published articles reporting this information. They can be seen here and here. The second portion of the video shows the boy diagnosed with cancer cheering at the motorcyclists who rallied in thousands for him. From all these pieces of evidence, it can be concluded that the video shared in the post shows video clips from two different motorbike parades.

To sum it up, an old video of a motorbike parade in Brazil is shared as visuals of 20,000 bikers riding for a boy diagnosed with cancer in Germany.

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