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Fact Check: Truth behind video of students blocking Yogi Adityanath’s convoy in Lucknow

A video is going viral on social media with the claim that student activists blocked the convoy of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Here's the truth!

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Fact Check: Truth behind video of students blocking Yogi Adityanath's convoy in Lucknow

A video is going viral on social media with the claim that student activists blocked the convoy of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently in Lucknow.

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.

You can view the archived version <a href="https://archive.is/rEmC4">here.</a>

Several social media users shared the video with the same narrative on Facebook and Twitter.

You can view the archived version <a href="https://archive.is/tSar5">here.</a>

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.

Fact Check:

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.

ABP News had uploaded the video in 2017.

For the uninitiated, an Indian Express article mentioned that the incident took place on 7 June 2017 when several people blocked the road and showed black flags to CM Adityanath. Most of them being activists of Samajwadi Chatra Sabha.Adityanath was supposed to attend a programme at the Lucknow University as the chief guest and the activists blocked the road leading to the said venue.

Final Verdict:

Evidently, an old incident of student activists blocking the convoy of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been revived to claim as recent.

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