Iranian Protest Photo Hoax

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This photograph was posted at a lot of blogs (including LGF) and even some mainstream news sites yesterday, after someone uploaded it to Twitpic; it seems to show Iranian protesters battling riot police to a standstill:

But it turns out that the photo was not from Iran — it was taken last June in Honduras: FILE - Supporters of ousted Honduras’ President Manuel Zelaya clash with soldiers near the presidential residency Tegucigalpa.

This is yet another reminder to be careful about stories and photos posted at Twitter — sometimes they’re pure disinformation.

(Hat tip: LGF readers.)

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Last updated: 2021-06-05 2:51 pm PDT
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