FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Cars Overturned during Recent Protests Against Pension Reform?

video share on twitter claims it shows a burning car that was overturned during a protest against pension reform.

Verdict: False

The video went viral during protests after the Kurdish center was attacked in December 2022.

Fact check:

Protests erupted across France after French President Emmanuel Macron introduced a bill to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. NPRMore than one million people protested on 23 March, and violence was widespread.

A Twitter video claims to show a burning car overturned after a protest against pension reform. The video has been viewed tens of thousands of times.

But the video predates pension reform protests. Through a reverse image search, Check Your Fact discovered that the video was from December 2022, months before the current protests. This video was posted by Brut FR journalist Remy Buisine. twitter December 24, 2022.

“Central Paris chaos, vehicles overturned and caught fire. (Related: Does this image show alcohol smuggled into the World Cup?)

Posted by Guardian video It shows another angle of the burning car. The video’s headline reads, “Paris police use tear gas on protesters calling for justice for shooting in Kurdish center.”

In December 2022, protests erupted in Paris after gunmen killed three people at a Kurdish community center. ReutersPolice fired tear gas at protesters who demanded answers about the killing, according to the Guardian report.

This isn’t the first time a video has been erroneously linked to recent French protests. Check Your Fact recently uncovered a video that allegedly showed the damage and cluttered streets from protests in Paris.

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