A photo of an Antifa member beating a policeman was doing rounds on social media and being widely circulated on messaging platform as well. In the photograph, the person who beats the policeman was wearing a jacket with “Antifascist Action” jacket and holding a red flag in hands in action mode. What’s the truth? It’s FAKE!
The “Antifa beating Policeman” photo is a photoshopped version of the original pic taken during the incident happened in Athens, Greece, in 2009. There was a demonstration in Greece on the one-year anniversary of the death of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15-year-old who was killed by a police officer and it turned violent at that time. ORIGINAL PIC POSTED BELOW:
Original photographer has uploaded the pic to GettyImages, which has this quote:
Greek youths clash with riot police during a demonstration commemorating the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos’ by police a year ago, on December 6, 2009 in central Athens, Greece. Two police officers will go on trial in the new year for the murder of Grigoropoulos.
Most of the Republican party supporters found sharing the fake picture claiming that both sides (white supremacist and anti-facists) had contributed to the violence, and that while Republicans had denounced racists, Democrats had not denounced antifa protestors.