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Manipur Violence: Video Falsely Claims Kukis Looted Cloth Shop Owned By Meiteis

Authors

An Electronics & Communication engineer by training, Arjun switched to journalism to follow his passion. After completing a diploma in Broadcast Journalism at the India Today Media Institute, he has been debunking mis/disinformation for over three years. His areas of interest are politics and social media. Before joining Newschecker, he was working with the India Today Fact Check team.

Claim

Video from Manipur violence where people from the Kuki community barged into the shops owned by Meiteis to steal clothes.

An archive version of the post can be seen here.

Fact

With the help of a reverse image search, we found the video on a website called Wetter.com where it was uploaded on March 3, 2023. As per the information given with the video, this chaos happened at a second-hand clothing store in the Philippines where people stormed the shop to get the new stock.

On further search using some keywords like ‘Philippines’, ‘second-hand cloth’ ‘store, and ‘chaos’, we found that the video was also uploaded by ‘Vice News’ on YouTube on March 3, 2023. Vice News also says that the video is from Philippines. 

According to Vice News, a second-hand goods store in Lucena City, Philippines announced new arrivals on February 24, 2023, which drew the bargain chasers waiting outside the store. 

The frenzied shoppers barged into the store when its doors get opened. 

Vice News further says that the customers raced against one another to get the best deal. However, the store’s owner said that she is used to customer’s excitement whenever new arrivals were announced. The store’s name is Ukay-Ukay which is a popular second-hand goods-selling brand in the Philippines. 

MSN and Yahoo News also carried the viral video with the same information in March 2023.

Thus it can be concluded that the viral video has nothing to do with Manipur Violence. The video is from the Philippines and is more than two months old. 

Also Read: 2020 Video Uploaded By Gamer Falsely Linked To Manipur Violence

Rating: False

Our Sources
Report on Wetter.com, dated March 3, 2023
YouTube video posted by Vice News March 3, 2023
Report on MSN, dated March 1, 2023
Report on Yahoo News, dated March 1, 2023


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Authors

An Electronics & Communication engineer by training, Arjun switched to journalism to follow his passion. After completing a diploma in Broadcast Journalism at the India Today Media Institute, he has been debunking mis/disinformation for over three years. His areas of interest are politics and social media. Before joining Newschecker, he was working with the India Today Fact Check team.

Arjun Deodia
Arjun Deodia
An Electronics & Communication engineer by training, Arjun switched to journalism to follow his passion. After completing a diploma in Broadcast Journalism at the India Today Media Institute, he has been debunking mis/disinformation for over three years. His areas of interest are politics and social media. Before joining Newschecker, he was working with the India Today Fact Check team.

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