Viral Image Claims to Show US Protesters Throwing a Statue Into Water

Posted on AllSides July 27th, 2020
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An image shared on Facebook over 3,200 times purportedly shows U.S. protesters throwing a statue into the water.

Verdict: False

The photo actually depicts U.K. anti-racism protesters pushing a statue of a slave trader into Bristol Harbor.

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The claim that the photo being shared shows protesters in the U.S. throwing a statue into a body of water has circulated in recent weeks amid worldwide anti-racism protests sparked after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in Minneapolis police custody in late May. During demonstrations in the U.S., multiple...

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