A picture of people lying on the street is being shared online with a caption that implies that the picture is related to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus in China.
” THIS IS CHINA PEOPLE ARE FALLING DEAD LIKE LOCUSTS
CHINA CALLED ISLAM A VIRUS AND WORKED VERY HARD TO EXTINGUISH IT IN ITS COUNTRY, THEY BANNED THE QURAN, THEY BANNED PRAYING, THEY BANNED THE HIJAB, THEY BANNED FASTING. TODAY EVERY SINGLE CHINESE IN THE WORLD HAS BECOME A SUSPECT OF THE WORST VIRUS ON THE PLANET. I DO FEEL SORRY FOR THE INNOCENT CHINESE PEOPLE BUT THIS IS THE WORK FROM ITS GOVERNMENT AND ITS TIME FOR THE CHINESE PEOPLE TO RISE AGAINST ITS OPPRESSIVE GOVERNMENT.
اِنَّ بَطۡشَ رَبِّکَ لَشَدِیۡدٌ ﴿ؕ۱۲﴾ INDEED, THE VENGEANCE OF YOUR LORD IS SEVERE, ” the caption read.
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found that the picture is not related to Coronavirus.
We put the image through Reverse Image Search and found that the picture was taken in 2014.
According to the China South Morning Post, the picture was taken in Frankfurt when people participated in an art protest to pay tribute to the lives lost in the Nazi concentration camps.
” Playing dead – People lie down in a pedestrian zone as part of an art project in Frankfurt in remembrance of the 528 victims of the Katzbach Nazi concentration camp. The inmates were forced to work for the former Adler industrial factory. They took part in a death march to the concentration camps of Buchenwald and Dachau on March 24, 1945. The victims are buried at Frankfurt central cemetery. Photo: Reuters ” the caption read.
We also found the original picture on Reuters.
The above information proves that the viral picture is not related to the Coronavirus outbreak in China.
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