This photo shows an anti-government protest in South Korea in 2016
A photo of a large crowd has been shared repeatedly on Facebook, Twitter and various news websites alongside a claim it shows a recent protest in Belarus after the disputed election in August 2020. The claim is false; the photo shows a protest in Seoul against South Korea's then president Park Geun-hye in 2016.
The photo was published here on Facebook on August 19, 2020.
The post's caption reads: “Belarus”.
The claim, however, is false.
A reverse image search found the same photo published on Reuters' website here. The caption reads: “Protesters hold candles during an anti-government rally in central Seoul on November 19, 2016, aimed at forcing South Korean President Park Geun-Hye to resign over a corruption scandal.”
Below is a screenshot of the Reuters webpage:
Below is a screenshot comparison of the photo in the misleading Facebook post (L) and the Reuters photo (R):
The photo also appeared in this Reuters report, dated November 19, 2016, about protests in South Korea against Park.
The photo was taken in central Seoul, as seen here on Google Street View.
Below is a comparison of the photo in the misleading Facebook post (L) and the image on Google Street View (R):