Post Claims to Depict an Individual Wearing an Antifa Jacket Beating a Police Officer

Fact Test - False

The claim(s):

On August 18, 2017, a Twitter user posted a photograph depicting an individual wearing a jacket with the logo of Antifa on its back beating a police officer.

Fake Demonstrator Image (Forged Antifa Jacket)

The truth:

This image is altered.

The original picture comes from a 2009 protest of police in Athens, Greece.

The real image can be found in an article here along with other photographs from the event, generally, and on Getty Images here; from the latter, the caption reads:

“Greek youths clash with riot police during a demonstration commemorating the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos’ by police a year ago, on December 6, 2009 in central Athens, Greece. Two police officers will go on trial in the new year for the murder of Grigoropoulos.”

Real Demonstrator Image (Not Antifa)
(Source: Getty Images)

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