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Truth or Fake: Were these people beaten up for not wearing a mask?

Two posts published at the end of March and the beginning of April 2021 seem to show the violent consequences of going outside without a mask.
Two posts published at the end of March and the beginning of April 2021 seem to show the violent consequences of going outside without a mask. © FMM Graphic studio

What happens if you go against local rules and decide not to wear a mask in a public place? Judging from a number of videos shared on Telegram, Facebook or Twitter, it looks like you could be hit with the strong arm of the law - literally. We zoom in on two examples in Spain and Canada, and show you why you need to be wary of these kinds of posts.

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Two posts published at the end of March and the beginning of April 2021 seem to show the violent consequences of going outside without a mask. Catherine Bennett from the FRANCE 24 Observers team explains why these videos - although shocking - aren't examples of police violence triggered by someone not wearing a mask. 

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