As soon as the BBC released the documentary on Gujarat Riots 2002, various protests took place terming the documentary ‘a propaganda against the PM Modi’. The documentary which has held Narendra Modi directly responsible for the infamous Gujrat Riots is banned by the central government.
Meanwhile a protest video is circulating on social media with users claiming it to be from a protest that took place outside BBC headquarters in London against the release of the documentary. The claimants say that Britishers gathered outside BBC headquarters and held a strong protest and shouted slogans ‘Shame on You’.
A twitter user Chayanchaudhary has shared the video with the caption “British Public chanting “SHAME ON YOU” to the BBC at a demonstration outside BBC Broadcasting House in London. Hated in their own country & spreading FAKE PROPAGANDA in other countries esp. India”.
Several other users have also shared the video with the same claim.
Link to the posts here, here, here and here
Fact Check/ Verification
Newschecker fragmented the video into key frames and conducted a reverse image search on the frames. During the search, we found a report on Yournews.com under the title ‘Epic Anti-Covid Vaxx Protest! Massive Crowd Descends On BBC Headquarters In London’, carrying the same video.
“Thousands of demonstrators gathered in London over the weekend for the “Truth Be Told” protest demanding accountability and media coverage for the tens of thousands of people injured and killed by the experimental Covid shots”, the report stated.
During the research we found the same video on www.bitchute.com with a report, stating that the people were demanding accountability and media coverage for thousands of people injured and killed due to the experimental Covid shots.
We also found the same video on USSA News website which also clarified that the protests were held against the BBC for not providing media coverage on the deaths and injuries due to the experimental Covid shots.
Hence we conclude that the viral video showing protests outside BBC headquarters in London was not against the BBC documentary on Gujarat Riots 2002. The protests actually held to press the BBC to provide media coverage to the deaths and injuries due to experimental Covid Shots.
Result: Missing Context
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