Image shows New York pro-Trump parade in October
Social media posts shared thousands of times claim to show a caravan of Donald Trump’s supporters heading from California to Washington, DC to protest the presidential election result certification in January 2021. This is false; the image shows a Trump parade in the state of New York in October 2020.
“Just seen this on Twitter!! This Caravan is headed to DC from California RIGHT NOW!!!! #patriots,” says a January 3, 2021 Facebook post shared more than 2,300 times.
Certification is usually just a formality, but more than 100 Republican members of the House of Representatives and at least a dozen Republican Senators have said they plan to lodge objections.
The initiative, which appears certain to fail, comes despite rulings in dozens of courts and findings by officials that there were no widespread voting problems.
Some Trump supporters breached security and broke into the US Capitol building, interrupting the proceedings.
A reverse image search for the photo in the posts shows that the same image was shared on Twitter on October 18, 2020, calling the caravan a “#LongIslandLOUDMajority Trump Parade from Seaford to Montauk” in New York.
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