This picture of Remain supporters burning a Union Flag is fake

3rd Sep 2019


A picture shows Remain supporters burning a Union Flag.


The image has been edited to add the burning flag.

Numerous posts on Facebook, and elsewhere on social media, have claimed that Remain supporters burnt a Union Flag at a protest. Together, these posts have been shared hundreds of times. 

However, the event portrayed in the images did not happen.  A photo from protests in March 2019 has been edited to include a burning flag.

The image of the burning flag comes from a protest in Argentina regarding the Falklands, which has also been falsely attributed to Remain supporters. 

You can read more about identifying false or misleading images here.