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Fact-Check: Old Photo of Blockade Falsely Linked to 2024 Farmers’ Protest

The photo is three years old and shows visuals of a blockade at the Ghazipur border during the 2021 farmers' protest

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A photo showing a heavy blockade comprising of barricades, trucks, and personnel has gone viral on social media amid the ongoing farmers' protest around Delhi.

The claim: The photo is being linked to the 2024 farmers' protest by those sharing it on social media.

The photo is three years old and shows visuals of a blockade at the Ghazipur border during the 2021 farmers' protest

An archive of this post can be seen here.

(Source: X (formerly Twitter)/Screenshot)

(Archived versions of more posts sharing this claim can be seen here, here, and here.)

But...?: The photograph is three years old and shows security personnel forming a blockade along the Ghazipur border between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh during the farmers' protest in 2021.

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How did we find out?: We ran a reverse image search on the viral photo, which led us to the same photo on stock image website Alamy.

  • It was shared with the caption which mentioned that the photograph showed "barricades at the Ghazipur Border" during the farmers' protest against the three contentious farm acts in 2021.

The photo is three years old and shows visuals of a blockade at the Ghazipur border during the 2021 farmers' protest

The photograph's caption mentioned that it was taken at the Ghazipur border.

(Source: Alamy/Screenshot)

  • The caption added that the blockade was made of "barriers, concrete walls, and barbed wire fence" to keep protesting farmers from entering Delhi.

  • Under the section carrying the image's details, it said that the photograph was taken on 3 February 2021.

The photo is three years old and shows visuals of a blockade at the Ghazipur border during the 2021 farmers' protest

The photo is three years old and is not related to the ongoing farmers' protest.

(Source: Alamy/Altered by The Quint)

The photo is three years old and shows visuals of a blockade at the Ghazipur border during the 2021 farmers' protest

The photograph was used in reports by several news organisations covering protests at the Ghazipur border in 2021.

(Source: India Today/Screenshot)

Conclusion: A three-year-old photo of blockaded roads is being falsely linked to the ongoing farmers' protest in 2024.

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