A video of a convoy being stopped by a group of people who can be heard raising slogans against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his regime has been shared on several pro-Congress groups.

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The same video was also shared last year against the backdrop of India’s GDP contracting by 23.9 per cent and the rising levels of unemployment coming into focus. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy said that about 21 million salaried employees lost their jobs during April-August. Sharing the video on September 12, 2020 Facebook user Bala Lokare claimed that the unemployed youth of UP halted the CM’s convoy. Lokare is the secretary of Shiv Sena’s film wing, Chitrapat Sena. At the time of writing this article, the post garnered close to 1,400 shares.


बेस्ट शिएम… ढोंगी अदित्यनाथ यांच्या ताफा अडवून बेरोजगार यूवकांनी निषेध केला भाडखाऊ मिडीया दाखवेल का ?? भक्तो उलटी गिनती शूरू… 😂🤣😂🤣

Posted by Bala Lokare on Friday, 11 September 2020

Several other individual users on Facebook and Twitter posted the video with the same claim.


With a keyword search on YouTube, Alt News found the same video posted on July 11, 2017. Thus, the video is more than three years old.

According to a report by The Indian Express, the said incident had occurred on June 7, 2017. The protesters, mostly affiliated with Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha, the student wing of the Samajwadi Party, waved black flags at CM Adityanath and blocked his convoy on road leading to the Lucknow University for a programme. A report published on June 11 informed that 14 protesters including Lucknow University students were sent to jail on 14-day judicial custody by a local court. ABP News had also verified the video back in June 2017.

A four-year-old video of UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s convoy being blocked by student activists in Uttar Pradesh was passed off on social media to claim that the incident had occurred recently.

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Jignesh is a writer and researcher at Alt News. He has a knack for visual investigation with a major interest in fact-checking videos and images. He has completed his Masters in Journalism from Gujarat University.