No, this video does not show the protests in Marseille, France

By: Emincan Yüksel
July 18 2023

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No, this video does not show the protests in Marseille, France


The Verdict False

A video claiming to show the protests in Marseille, France, is from a flea market in Marseille in June 2023.

Claim ID 8bbdcb80


On July 3, 2023, a social media account in Türkiye tweeted a video purporting to depict the recent protests in Marseille, France. The tweet, accompanied by a caption stating, "The situation is out of control in Marseille, France," quickly gained significant traction, amassing 1.6 million views, 7,000 likes, and 600 retweets. However, upon closer examination by Logically Facts, it was determined that the video, indeed taken in Marseille, was not from the recent protests. An archive link of similar tweets containing the video can be found here.

The video shared on Twitter allegedly portrayed the unrest in Marseille, sparking concern among viewers about the situation in the city during the ongoing protests.

In Fact

Logically Facts conducted a reverse image search on frames extracted from the footage to verify the video's authenticity. The results revealed that the video had been first shared on Twitter on June 2, 2023, and was initially identified as capturing a flea market scene in Marseille.

Using various markers visible in the video, such as the surrounding street, clothes displayed on the wall, and the distinct factory with its chimney, Logically Facts was able to geolocate the video to Av. Félix Zoccola, 13015 Marseille, France.

The Verdict

Contrary to the tweet's claims, the Twitter video does not depict the recent protests in Marseille, France. Instead, it was initially shared on June 2, 2023, before the protests in France, and captures a flea market scene in Marseille. Therefore, we have marked this claim as false.

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