A photo of huge crowds lining the streets is circulating in Facebook posts that claim it shows an anti-vaccine protest in Italy. The claim is false; the photo shows a street music festival in Switzerland in 2018.
The photo was shared on Facebook on October 27.
Korean-language text next to the photo reads: "Regardless of whether we get the vaccine or not, government stay out of it, Italy says".
The post circulated online following a series of protests in Italy against the so-called "green pass" for those vaccinated against Covid-19, have recently recovered or obtained a negative test for the disease.
Opposition against the pass -- which some criticise as an attack on individual liberty -- intensified when the government toughened rules on October 15 to make it a requirement to access all workplaces.
However, the claim is false.
A reverse image search on Google found the photo was taken in Switzerland, not Italy.
Below is a screenshot comparison of the photo in the false posts (L) and the photo on the Street Parade gallery (R).
The photo corresponds to this bridge in Zurich shown in Google Maps.
Below is a screenshot of the photo (L) and its corresponding features shown in Google Maps (R).
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