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Fact Check: Old video of protest bring falsely shared as Italians ‘saying goodbye to the world’

Fact Check: Old video of protest bring falsely shared as Italians ‘saying goodbye to the world’

A video, that is being shared online, shows a huge crowd gathered at a place and singing in the rain.

The claims are being made that after losing so many people to Coronavirus, the people of Italy are ‘saying goodbye.’

“People in Italy gave up they went outside to say goodbye” the caption read.

NewsMobile fact-checked the above video and found it to be OLD.

On taking out the keyframes from the video and putting them through Reverse Image Search, we found a link to a YouTube video uploaded on Nov 19, 2019. “Thousands of antifascists sing “Bella Ciao” under the rain during anti – Salvini rally [Italy], ” the title read.

Taking a cue, we ran a Google search using relevant keywords and found an article by Indian Express dated Nov 21, 2019, about the same incident.

According to the article, around 7,000 people had gathered in the Italian city of Modena on November 18, 2019, to protest against Matteo Salvini.

Another video of the same incident was also uploaded by la Repubblica, an Italian daily, on their YouTube channel.

The above information proves that the video is old and not related to Colornavirus.

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