A picture of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surrounded by members of the Sikh community has been shared on social media. It is being claimed that Trudeau participated in farmers’ protest in Canada. Facebook page ‘K9media’ shared the image and wrote, “Canada – #Prime Minister of Canada during farmers’ protest.” The post drew 1,400 likes as of this writing.
The picture has also been shared on Twitter against the backdrop of Trudeau’s support to the ongoing farmers’ movement.
— Rajesh Ranjan tyagi (@RajeshR71176567) December 3, 2020
It is widely circulating on Facebook as well.
A simple Google reverse image search led us to a report by Hindustan Times published in November 2015. HT Punjab also tweeted these pictures of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s Gurudwara tour on November 12, 2015. According to the tweet, Trudeau went to a gurdwara in the capital of Ottawa on the occasion of Diwali.
— HT Punjab (@HTPunjab) November 12, 2015
Reuters had uploaded the image on November 11, 2015.
A picture Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to a gurdwara in November 2015 was falsely shared as him participating in farmers’ protest in Canada.