FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Violent Migrants In Calais, France?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A video on shared on social media purportedly shows footage of illegal migrants throwing rocks in Calais, France.

Verdict: False

The caption is inaccurate. This video was taken in Israel.

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The Twitter post purports illegal migrants in Calais, France have started acting violently. The post shows young men throwing stones onto a highway. “These are the illegal Muslims migrant men in Calais that Jeremy Corbyn wants to bring to the UK,” the caption reads.

There is no credible news report that suggests this video was recorded in Calais. Check Your Fact conducted a reverse image search that revealed the origin of the clip. The video dates back to 2019. During this time, protests broke out in Gebera, Isreal after a police officer shot and killed an Ethiopian teenager, Vox reported. (RELATED: Did Hillary Clinton Endorse Ron DeSantis For President?)

U.K Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for Britain to assist in the refugee crisis in Calais. Many have criticized this effort saying that it will cause more people to flock to Calais, according to The Guardian. Last year, over 46,000 migrants  arrived via the English Channel from Calais.

This is not the first time a video has been shared online with a false or misleading caption. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim former President Donald Trump called criticized Ron DeSantis for running for President.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter

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