A few days ago, a video of a fight started making rounds on social media. The misleading video was claimed to be a direct clash between migrants and the police on the island of Lampedusa in Italy. The video showed illegal migrants throwing stones at carabinieri and demanding to be sent to Europe. Some users even claimed them to be Muslim immigrants.
Alerts🚨 Italy🇮🇹— Izlamic Terrorist (@raviagrawal3) September 17, 2023
A direct clash broke out between Muslim migrants and the police on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Illegal Muslim immigrants throw stones at the Carabinieri and demand that they be deported to Europe.
Well, stone pelting is ingrained in their veins. pic.twitter.com/FviTwdDX3d
The Real Story
The truth, however, is quite different. This is an old video from Marotta di Mondolfo, where a clash broke out between drunken people and Carabinieri, Italian paramilitary police in 2021. Moreover, the violent fight involved dozens of young people who were exiting a music event at the Miu Club in Marotta. The fight began between a young Albanian man and a Senegalese man and quickly escalated into a large-scale fight that included stabbings. Some reports suggest the conflict originated from drug-related disputes. Four individuals were identified and arrested following the incident. Moreover, this video doesn’t have anything related to migrants in Italy and is completely misleading.
While doing all-out research, we found out the actual video of the incident, it was uploaded on YouTube 2 years ago on 7th August 2021. To know more about the incident, kindly refer to the article by www.ilrestodelcarlino.it [archive]
In conclusion, the video being circulated from Italy as a recent clash between migrants and police in Lampedusa is false and misleading. It is not a recent video and has nothing to do with Lampedusa. Social media influencers and misinformation propaganda accounts are circulating this old video from Marotta claiming it to be recent from Lampedusa to set their propaganda against migrants.
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FACT: A video of a brawl has been shared claiming that it is a direct clash between migrants and the police began on the Italian island of Lampedusa. Illegal migrants throw stones at carabinieri and demand to be sent to Europe, (1/3) pic.twitter.com/z9pxBmsoJB
Claim: Video of the fight between migrants and police in Lampedusa.
Fact: The video is old and misleading from Marotta di Mondolfo, Italy, showing a fight between drunken individuals and Carabinieri, it doesn’t have anything related to the migrants.