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This Video Does Not Show an Italian Truck Protesting Vaccine Mandates

Khadija Boufous Khadija Boufous
5th February 2022
This Video Does Not Show an Italian Truck Protesting Vaccine Mandates
The video is from an Italian festival (Twitter).

The Claim

The video depicts Italian truckers protesting recent COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Italy, which were inspired by the recent Canadian convoy in Ottawa.

Emerging story

Social media users have circulated a video of a line of trucks driving through a city street with a caption claiming the footage shows Italian truckers inspired by the recent anti-mandate trucker protest in Canada.

Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar has investigated the claim and found it to be fake. The footage is not recent, it is from September 2021, and it depicts The city festival of San Michele held in Carmagnola, Piedmont region, Italy, in September 2021.

Many local fact-check websites have already debunked screenshots from the same video misrepresented as protests against Italy’s Green Pass.

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Description: Local fact-check websites have already debunked rumors about the footage.

Our team has used keywords, but there was no evidence of an Italian truck demonstration against vaccine mandates.

Thousands of protests were held in front of Canada’s Parliament last Saturday after another truck protest called “Freedom Convoy” started in the western province of British Columbia on the way to Ottawa.

The convoy was organized in response to a new regulation requiring truckers returning from the United States to show proof of vaccinations. However, according to news websites, the most recent protests are against the pandemic restrictions in general.

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