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FACT CHECK: Viral X Video Shows Pro-Palestine Protest In June, Not Rally Celebrating French Election Results

Viral Videos Share with X The footage is said to show crowds waving Palestinian flags at a recent French election victory rally.

Verdict: False

The video predates the recent French elections and shows a pro-Palestinian demonstration that took place in France on June 1, according to a video shared by Quds News Network on X and an article published on French website Le Progres.

Fact check:

France's left-wing New Popular Front party won 182 seats in the country's recent elections. CNNDespite the victory of left-wing parties, France faces a “hanging parliament” as no party won an “absolute majority” after the election. The New York Times report.

The X video, which has been viewed more than four million times, purports to show a crowd waving Palestinian flags at a victory rally for the recent French elections. “There were more Palestinian flags than French flags at the victory rally for the new French government,” the video's caption reads.

However, this claim is false. The video Posted on June 1 The video, which features pro-Palestinian protests taking place across France, was shared on X by Quds News Network. The video is the second in a four-part video series.

“France is witnessing an unprecedented wave of demonstrations for Palestine, with cities across the country – from Paris to Marseille, Strasbourg to Lille, Montpellier to Rouen and Rennes – taking to the streets in solidarity with Palestine and condemning the ongoing Israeli genocide,” the post noted.

Similarly, this video comes from June 1st article French website Le Progrès reported that between 2,000 and 5,000 people protested in support of Palestine in the French city of Lyon. Photos published in a slideshow accompanying the article appeared to match crowd scenes from the viral X-video.

In addition, Check Your Fact Trusted news coverage Regarding the recent French elections. In fact, the opposite is true. July 8th, Top Stories The outlet reported that the video predates the recent French elections and shows a June 1 protest in support of Palestine, and that it was traced back to a post by Quds News Network and an article in Le Progres. (RELATED: Video claims to show injured Palestinian girl)

This is not the first time a false claim has been spread online: Check Your Fact previously debunked a video shared on X that purportedly showed people protesting French politician Marine Le Pen's first-round election victory.

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