The claim along with the video reads, “Today, Yogi ji’s convoy was blocked in Lucknow…unemployed)”
The video shared by Facebook user Annu Baudh Anu had garnered over 5 lakh views and over 8,000 shares at the time of publishing the article.
Several social media users shared the video with the same narrative on Facebook and Twitter.
However, the incident dates back to June 2017 when activists of Samajwadi Chatra Sabha had shown black flags and blocked the road leading to the venue of the programme that Adityanath was supposed to attend as the chief guest.
When The Quint searched YouTube using keywords, “Yogi Ji’s convoy in Lucknow”
The bulletin carried the viral video and mentioned that activists of Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha (Samajwadi party students wing) who blocked CM Yogi’s convoy and showed black flags. The convoy was passing through Lucknow University when the incident took place.
Evidently, an old incident of student activists blocking the convoy of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been revived to claim as recent.