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A massive mobilisation for pension reform in Paris? This photo is from 2020

A photo claiming to show a recent protest in Paris is actually from early 2020.
A photo claiming to show a recent protest in Paris is actually from early 2020. © Observers

A post on Twitter has gone viral, claiming that the media is ignoring a massive protest mobilisation for pension reform in France. The problem? The photo in the post is actually from 2020. 

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A post on Twitter from January 18 claimed, "If the television media wasn't owned by billionaires, you would have seen coverage of yesterday's massive general strike in France against pension cuts. This is what Paris looked like" above a photo showing a massive mobilisation of people on a Paris street.

The post received over 30,000 likes on Twitter, and was shared more than 12,000 times. But the photo in this post is actually from January 9, 2020 during pension reform protests.