Following shootings in Vienna on the evening of Monday, Nov 2, 2020, a video of people running from the police was shared on social media alongside the claim that it showed the incident. However, the footage has been mislabeled, and actually shows a protest against coronavirus restrictions in Barcelona, Spain.
The footage, which appears to have been shot from a balcony, shows people running down the street as they are pursued by police on motorcycles.
It has been shared with the claim that it shows Vienna, where four people were killed in a gun attack on Nov. 2 (here) .
“Chasing & attempting to catch terrorists in Vienna”, one post has captioned the video (here) .
The footage was not filmed in Austria, but on Via Laietana in Barcelona, as confirmed by Google Street View (tinyurl.com/y2j5a2ld) .
On this date, Reuters reported how protesters against the coronavirus restrictions clashed with police in Barcelona (here) .
False. The video shows an anti-lockdown protest in Barcelona, not the Vienna attack.
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