‘Fake’ Cataluñan referendum violence images shared on social networks

FAKE videos and images of the Catalan referendum have emerged on social media.

One photograph of a man with blood gushing down his face was portrayed as having taken place on referendum day when it was actually from 2012 during a mining demonstration.

Another photo from 2012 showing an injured child but it was actually from an attack in Tarragona, on the Costa Dorada.


Injured boy ©Twitter

Police were also seen attacking a man in a wheelchair in a photograph which turned out to be from an anti-austerity movement in 2011.

Clearer pictures show that it was actually the man behind the disabled person that was being attacked.

Another protest against austerity in 2013 showed firemen cornered by baton-wielding police and was used in an attempt to show the discord in Cataluña in 2017, as though the event had occurred on referendum day.



In another photograph, a group of civilians were seen struggling against Guardia Civil whilst apparently raising a Catalonian flag above their heads.

The flag was actually superimposed.

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