The photo was taken in Chemnitz during a far-right rally in 2018

Published on 15/09/2020 at 09:30

A pair of photos have been shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim that one of the photos shows German police removing their helmets in solidarity with protesters in Berlin. The claim is false; the first photo was taken in the German city of Chemnitz during a far-right demonstration in 2018; the other photo was taken during a protest against EU trade deals in 2016 in Berlin.