The 11-second video was published here on Twitter on June 20, 2020. It has been viewed nearly 900,000 times since.
The footage shows a large group of people running down a hill. An orange excavator can also be seen at the bottom of the hill.
The caption of the Twitter post reads: "No. This is not a new Brad Pitt zombie movie. These are hundreds of Indians running to block #China's illegal constructions in the boarder with #India.
"Latest Beijing move might just explode in #XiJinping's face."
The posts were published after a deadly clash between India and China at the border between the two countries on June 15, 2020. At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in the incident. Indian media claim that 43 Chinese troops were also killed or seriously hurt -- Beijing is yet to give casualty numbers -- making it the deadliest encounter since 1967 and the first deaths in fighting since 1975. Here is an AFP report on the confrontation.
However, the claim is misleading.
A reverse image search on Google combined with a keyword search found this earlier version of the video published on video-sharing app TikTok on March 25, 2020.
The TikTok video is a mirrored version of the video in the misleading posts.
Below is a screenshot comparison of the video in the misleading posts (L) and the March 2020 TikTok video (R):
Chinese-language comments on this YouTube post with the same video suggested the clip was captured in Myanmar, as seen in the screenshot below:
The first comment translates to English as: "Reported, misleading content / It's a jade mining site in Myanmar".
The second comment translates to English as: "Fake news, this is not the China-Indian border, but a jade mine in Myanmar. If the Indians went and stopped the construction, they would have already crossed the border".
Burmese journalists in AFP's Yangon bureau identified the video as showing jade miners in Hpakant, a township known for jade mining in northern Myanmar. AFP also reported on a deadly landslide at a Hpakant jade mine in April 2019 here.
A further keyword search found similar videos of jade miners in Myanmar.
This footage was published by BBC on its World News Twitter account on September 13, 2019.
The tweet reads: "Hundreds of thousands of 'scavengers' flock to the jade mines of Myanmar, risking their lives in the hope of finding a gem amongst the rubble".
Below are two screenshots of the BBC footage:
AFP published this video on October 23, 2015, about the jade mining industry in Myanmar, which also shows similar scenes.
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