A video circulating on social media makes the claim that massive protests have erupted in Germany in response to the “NWO” (New World Order), Bill Gates, and “vaccine Sterilization and depopulation campaign”. The claim is false, and the video was actually filmed in 2017.
The video was not recently captured in Germany. It stems from protests that took place near the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland on July 23, 2017. Footage of these protests can be seen here and here . The location can be confirmed via Google Maps and Street View ( bit.ly/3dDWJkm and goo.gl/maps/FT154Gcz8kcmWncVA ).
On July 16, 2017 Reuters reported that thousands had begun to rally in Poland’s capital to protest the ruling party’s judicial reforms. The Law and Justice Party (PiS) had passed a bill giving parliament a greater say in appointing judges, which critics said would kill the judges’ independence and undermine democracy ( here ).
Euronews shared ground-level footage of thousands of protesters in Warsaw on July 23, 2017, visible here .
False. The video on social media has nothing to do with Germany; it shows protests in Warsaw, Poland in July 2017.
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