JUST as Nigerians on Saturday, June 12, took to the streets to hold protest against bad governance, corruption, insecurity and other forms of maladministration, an old video of a similar protest, the EndSars protest against police brutality, which held in October 2020, has resurfaced online.
In the video, the protesters were seen marching while a few of them were carrying a coffin and chanting “Buhari must go.”
A Twitter user, Sophia, with the username @90sSophie claimed that the video emanated from the June 12 protest held in 2021.
“We are stronger together. Nigeria will be great. #June12thProtest. RT this video massively,” her tweet read.
The video of protesters with a coffin chanting “Buhari must go” is from June 12 protest.
Checks by The FactCheckHub show that the video emanated from the EndSARS protest of October 2020.
Multiple handle in the comment section noted that the video was old and from a different protest and she should take it down.
A_Real_One [@chi_bu_zee] wrote: Take this video down. You’re just causing more harm. I hope you’re not intentionally sabotaging our efforts just because of clout. #June12thProtest”
Duke Of The Streets [@CallmeUyi] wrote: “We are legit outside risking our lives. This is not the time for false narratives and sharing old online videos. We can’t be our own problems, please.”
Dogefatherbsc [@Rubyking7000] wrote: “Please take down this video, it makes the post fake, we don’t need anything that will make the protest look fake”.
DealSiderz [@Dealsiderz] wrote: “Stop posting old videos there is no motivation here”
Sophia responded with “Okay, but motivation needed”.
The FactCheckHub subjected the video to verification by using the Invid video verifier which showed that video has been online since 2020.
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The video of protesters with coffin chanting “Buhari must go” is from October, 2020, EndSARS protest, therefore the tweet is inaccurate and MISLEADING.