This picture of Remain supporters burning a Union Flag is fake

Published: 3rd Sep 2019

In brief

Claim

A picture shows Remain supporters burning a Union Flag.

Conclusion

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.

This article is part of our work factchecking 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 as the image has been edited.

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