No, this photo does not show one tonne of a popular beef curry being delivered to a rally held by Indonesian Islamists
A widely shared Facebook post contains a photograph it claims shows boxes of rendang, a slow-cooked beef curry, given to demonstrators at a huge December 2 rally held by conservative Islamic groups in Jakarta. The image is a stock photo that has been used by Indonesian food catering firms to showcase their services. The image has no links to the rally.
It has a caption that says: "Padang authorities sent one tonne of rendang to participants of the 212 big reunion at Monas, using a SRYWIJAYA plane that they rented for the occasion.”
Padang is a city on Sumatra island where rendang originates.
The “212 big reunion” refers to the Islamist rally which was held November 2 at Jakarta’s National Monument compound, better known as Monas.
The rally was organised by Muslim leaders who led a series of 2016 demonstrations that called for the jailing of then Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama -- a Christian of Chinese heritage -- for blasphemy against Islam.
“SRYWIJAYA” is likely a reference to Sriwijaya Air, a privately-owned Indonesian carrier.
Sriwijaya Air spokeswoman Retri Maya told AFP that the Facebook claim the airline had flown one tonne of rendang to the rally was a “hoax”.
The post was shared to the Barisan Rakyat Oposisi group -- an anti-government Facebook group with some 170,000 members.
The photo and caption had been shared more than 10,000 times since it was posted December 2.
A Google Reverse Image search found the photo had previously been used by catering firms to illustrate their services.
For example, it appeared on this 2015 post on the website of a catering firm in Indonesia's second-biggest city Surabaya and was separately used by a caterer in Yogyakarta, the country's cultural capital.