Conservative British media personality Katie Hopkins shared a 2017 footage of stone pelting as a recent protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Hopkins shared the 9-second clip in a tweet on December 16, 2019 with the caption: "The mentality of the Islamists protesting against the Citizenship Bill. Why would India want these types as citizens? Hindus build. Islamists destroy. Keep going Modi. Hooray for #CAB2019". Click here to view an archived version of the tweet.
The mentality of the Islamists protesting against the Citizenship Bill— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) December 16, 2019
Why would India want these types as citizens?
Hindus build. Islamists destroy.
Keep going Modi. Hooray for #CAB2019 pic.twitter.com/z59bByh0Ou
The footage showed a man wearing skullcap throw a stone at a bus.
The tweet went massively viral with over 11,000 retweets and 22,000 likes.
BOOM did a reverse image search with several keyframes of the video, and found that the exact clip has been shared on a Facebook page called Shourya in August, 2019 with a caption in Hindi. When translated, it read, "No matter how much taxes you pay with your blood and sweat for the betterment of the country, these people won't need a second to ruin it. Who are these people?"
This established that the footage was at least 4 months old and unrelated to the resent wave of anti-CAA protests.
We looked for further results in the reverse image search and came across an even older video from January 2017 on YouTube, that spoke of a bus accident in Surat, Gujarat, which injured a pedestrian.
According to the Gujarati caption, the bus accident had caused a huge uproar, following which a mob pelted stone at the BSRT bus.
The clip shared by Hopkins is a shortened version of the longer clip found on YouTube. The extended version shows another youth along with the man wearing a skullcap vandalise the bus.
Updated On: 2019-12-18T13:23:55+05:30
Claim : Video shows anti-CAA protestor pelt stones at a bus.
Claimed By : Katie Hopkins
Fact Check : False