FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show A Protest Against Justin Trudeau?
A video shared on Facebook allegedly shows video of a crowd protesting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during “Trudeau must go” demonstrations.
The video actually depicts a protest for better health care in Madrid, Spain. No such protests have occurred recently.
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A Facebook video allegedly depicts a large crowd gathered in opposition of Trudeau. The video is taken from above the chanting crowd. “Drone footage from the TRUDEAU MUST GO protests outside of CTV/POS News in Ottawa,” the post’s caption reads.
The video was also shared on Twitter where it garnered over 70 retweets. (RELATED: Does This Image Show Justin Trudeau With An Underage Girl?)
This video is miscaptioned, however. A Feb. 12 Reuters article about a protest in Madrid, Spain for better health care includes an image that shows the same crowd gathered around the fountain in the video. It also shows the same Spanish flag.
A reverse image search reveals that the video was originally posted to Twitter on Feb. 12. The caption says that the video shows a large demonstration in Madrid.
Huge demonstration in Madrid. More than 250,000 people demonstrate to defend the public health system and protest against its privatization. pic.twitter.com/Jq2Jabiyxr
— RawNews1st (@Raw_News1st) February 12, 2023
There are no credible news reports suggesting such demonstrations have taken place anywhere in Canada. Check Your Fact has reached out to Trudeau’s office for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.
This is not the first time misinformation involving Trudeau has spread online. Check Your Fact previously debunked a claim that Trudeau was pictured with an underage girl.