News CLAIM: A video recently went viral on social media showing police being put on fire by some protestors. The video is widely shared assuming to be that from the US.
A rioter set this cop on fire
A rioter set this cop on fire 🔥 pic.twitter.com/eXwAxzCmE9— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) June 5, 2020
these rioters really set a cop on fire. how can people not disavow this??? pic.twitter.com/2vYgW6EP84— Will Witt (@thewillwitt) June 6, 2020
TRUTH & Verification: Many users on social media complained about the origin of this video stating it to be from the US, however just a few searches on Google and comments led us to the conclusion that this video is not from the US, but from Brazil.
As seen in the video a police officer can be seen sitting on a bike, he is about to start and move away from the scene, when someone puts some liquid from a bottle and instantly fires the back of the policeman in Video. Soon after this other police personals rush to protect the police officer from the fire injury.
Graphic: Mexican Police Officer Set on Fire During Protest Against Police Brutality, as per the news,
Mexicans responded with outrage after a man was found beaten to death hours after he was arrested by police officers for not wearing a face mask in public.
One protester poured a flammable liquid on the back of a motorcycle cop and lit the officer on fire, according to a video spread on social media by independent news outlet ZonaDocs. Police beat back the protesters with batons and shot tear gas at them.
Many users on social media commented that the video is from Mexico and not the US.
Awful.— janegray (@ms_sharims) June 5, 2020
This is not in the US. You should have made that clear.
Another user wrote, “That's from Mexico. Look at the flag on the policeman's sleeve, the woman speaking Spanish, and the name of the bank in the background. Stop spreading lies about the actual protests. This is disinformation.”
That's from Mexico. Look at the flag on the policeman's sleeve, the woman speaking Spanish, and the name of the bank in the background.— Cassandra of Troy (@BrynnTannehill) June 5, 2020
Stop spreading lies about the actual protests.
This is disinformation.
VERDICT: Video from Mexico shared as the US