A video of a huge crowd sloganeering in the streets is viral with the claim that a rally was organised by people in Kerala to protest the recent spate of communal violence in Tripura. You can watch the video below.


Several Twitter and Facebook users shared the footage with the same claim.

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The visuals have also made their way to WhatsApp.


Alt News performed a keyword search and came across a video report dated January 3, 2020, by Mannarkkad Live. The video shows scenes from the viral clip. It shows an anti-CAA rally organised in Mannarkkad, Kerala.

The similarities between the video report and the viral video are shown below.

Another local media outlet covered the rally.

Thus, a video of an anti-CAA rally in Kerala last year was falsely circulated as a demonstration against the recent violence in Tripura.

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Kinjal Parmar holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. However, her keen interest in journalism, drove her to pursue journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. At Alt News since 2019, she focuses on authentication of information which includes visual verification, media misreports, examining mis/disinformation across social media. She is the lead video producer at Alt News and manages social media accounts for the organization.