This photo shows a ceremony for Indian Olympic athletes, not a farmers' protest

Published on 29/08/2022 at 10:35

A photo of three Indian wrestlers who won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in August was shared thousands of times on social media alongside the claim it was taken at a farmers' protest against controversial agriculture laws introduced in 2020. Whilst one of the wrestlers had expressed public support for the protests, the photo was shared in a misleading context. It corresponds to news reports about a ceremony to welcome back athletes who had participated in the Tokyo Olympics. A farmers' union leader who was present at the ceremony told AFP that it had nothing to do with the protests.