This video shows a 2016 protest against a proposed pesticide plant in Hubei, central China

Published on 27/07/2020 at 10:15

A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter July 2020 alongside a claim it shows a rally in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan inspired by the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. The video, however, has been shared in a misleading context; it has circulated online since at least June 2016 in news reports about a protest against a proposed pesticide plant in Hubei, a province in central China.