A video shows Italian demonstrators climbing the European Union headquarters in Rome and replacing the Union flag with the Italian flag on September 25, 2022.
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Social media users are circulating a video showing Italian demonstrators climbing the EU headquarters in Rome and replacing the Union flag with the Italian flag.
Some users who shared the video claimed it was shot on September 25, 2022.
Misbar investigated the viral video and found it to be misleading.
This video predates Italy's 2022 elections.
2013 Italy Protests
The circulating video was shot in front of the European Union headquarters in Rome during mass protests in December 2013.
The video was uploaded to YouTube on December 7, 2013.
At the time, Italian news agencies reported injuries from clashes outside the EU headquarters in Rome.
According to reports, the protester who climbed to the top of the European Union building and removed the Union flag was arrested.
Early Italian General Elections in 2022
The video went viral after polls opened in Italy today, September 25, two months after the parliament was dissolved and the unity government led by Mario Draghi collapsed.
For the first time in the country's history, the Italian Senate approved voters over the age of 18 to elect members of parliament's upper chamber.
200 senators and 400 deputies will be elected.