A video is going viral on social media site X(Twitter) depicting a massive crowd gathered on the streets of Madrid in Spain. The Video has been shared by several users with the claim that thousands of Pro-Palestinians took to the squares of central Puerta del Sol Madrid in Spain amid ongoing conflict.
Claim made through the Video
Sharing this video on X(Twitter), a user named AllahIslamQuaran wrote: “Spain today. From the river to the sea Palestine will be free”
The video has received more than 3 lakh views on X(Twitter).
On reverse-searching the keyframes obtained after converting the viral video, the DFRAC team found this video on YouTube.
Video was found on YouTube
We found the same video uploaded in the form of shorts, on a YouTube channel named BNN Breaking with the caption: “Protests Erupt Across Spain Over Proposed Amnesty for Catalan separatists. According to the description of the video, Massive protests lit up in Spain over the proposed amnesty for Catalan separatists. The proposed amnesty for Catalan separatists has led to large-scale protests in Spain, with citizens expressing disillusionment and anger.
Media Reports from the Guardian And Reuters
According to a media report recently published by The Guardian, Tens of thousands of people have gathered across Spain to protest against the acting government’s plans to secure another term in office by offering an amnesty to those who took part in the illegal and failed Push for Catalan independence six years ago.
The proposed amnesty law, which would apply to hundreds of people who participated in the unilateral effort to secede from Spain, has already led to a series of violent events outside the Madrid headquarters of the governing Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE).
Following this, the News Agency Reuters also reported similar facts stating that protests were held across Spain on Sunday against acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s plans to grant amnesty to Catalan separatists in exchange for support for another term in office.
DFRAC’s Fact-Check proves that the viral video claiming the Pro-Palestinian rally organized in Spain is misleading since it was related to protests against the Catalan amnesty Law. It has nothing to do ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.