A video shows sub-Saharan African passengers being attacked in Morocco.
According to a claim that was circulated in French, a video shows sub-Saharan African passengers being attacked in Morocco.
The claim purports that the attacks followed the recent anti-migration remarks by the Tunisian President Kais Saied.
Others claimed that the video was taken in Tunisia days after the President’s controversial comments.
Misbar investigated the circulating video and found the claim to be misleading. The video was taken in Tunisia, not Morocco and dates back to July 2022. The video therefore predates President Saied’s comments.
Misbar’s team found that the video was shared by media outlets and YouTube channels back in July 2022.
According to local media outlets, there were some violent clashes between “8 African passengers and police officers at Tunis–Carthage International Airport.”
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