This person isn’t the one from viral footage of someone trying to burn the Cenotaph’s Union Jack
10th Jun 2020
This man holding a “The UK Invented Racism” sign is the same that tried to burn the Cenotaph’s Union Jack.
This is incorrect. They are two different people.
We’ve seen multiple posts claiming that the man in this picture holding a sign that says “The UK invented racism,” is the same person shown in several other viral images and videos attempting to set fire to the Cenotaph’s Union Jack flag. This is incorrect.
There are distinct differences between the images of the two people, such as different clothing and general appearance.
This article is part of our work fact checking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as false because this is not the person that tried to burn the Cenotaph’s Union Jack.