Social media users have been sharing a photo of a 2019 music festival in Zurich, Switzerland, and falsely claiming it shows crowds protesting in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions.
Police estimated that 17,000 people marched through the German capital on August 1 against measures imposed to stem the coronavirus pandemic, including anti-vaccination campaigners and people who oppose the wearing of face masks ( here ).
The photograph, however, shows a house and techno event called Street Parade Zurich that took place in 2019 ( here ).
A higher-resolution version of the same image can be seen on the event website, and a Swiss flag can be seen flying from the most prominent building ( here ).
False. The photograph shows a 2019 music event in Zurich, not a coronavirus protest in Berlin in August 2020.
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