Image Of Traffic Jam In China Peddled As Protest Against Fuel Price Hikes

BOOM found that the viral image from 2012 was clicked during a gridlock in Shenzhen city, Guangdong province of China.

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In Germany the government has increased fuel price. In just one hour of time people abandoned their cars on the streets and avenues and walked home. Over a million abandoned cars. They had to lower the price.

Fact

A picture showing thousands of cars stranded on a street is viral in the backdrop of soaring fuel prices in India. BOOM did a reverse image search and found that the image was taken in 2012 in Shenzhen city, Guangdong province of China. According to a news report, gridlock was largely caused by the government's decision to suspend motorway tolls during the mid-Autumn festival.

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Claim Review :   Germans abandoned their cars on street when the government hiked fuel prices
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Fact Check :  False
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