Did Australian police pull a man out of his wheelchair?
The video has gained over 76 thousand views in the space of just over 1 day.
A video showing police officers appearing to push a disabled man out of his wheelchair has been linked to Australia, amid growing criticism of how police - especially in Victoria - have handled protests against restrictions.
The video was posted to Twitter yesterday by user @sannesunshine1, who wrote that "fascists in Australia apparently are ok with beating up disabled people in wheelchairs."
But that's not true.
The incident captured in the video happened LAST YEAR - and it wasn't even in Australia.
This is how The Independent reported it on July 16, 2020:
"An officer for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), appeared to push a disabled Black Lives Matter protester out of his wheelchair, before one of his colleagues damaged it."
They went on to say that the incident "was filmed by a demonstrator at a protest in California on Tuesday and the footage has been circulated on social media."
Clues in the video also show it's not from Australia, including the LAPD logo on one of the officers.
The user who posted the video claims in their bio that they "question everything," but did not appear to question that crucial detail.
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