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Is this a photo of an October 16, 2020 rally for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign in Ocala, Florida? No, that's not true: It's a photo of crowds on a bridge at a 2019 music festival in Switzerland called Street Parade. The Trump rally was conducted at an airport.
Ocala... Trump rally!!!!
This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Sat Oct 17 13:32:15 2020 UTC)
Although the crowd at the Ocala rally was in the thousands, the landscape and crowd size shown in actual photos and footage of the rally are noticeably different from the photo that the Facebook user is falsely claiming is of Trump's rally. Trump's rally was held at an airport, whereas the music festival took place around Lake Zurich.
The following photos from the Street Parade event website show multiple birds-eye views of the 2019 festival underway, revealing the bridge scene lifted for use in the fake post about Trump's Ocala event:
The following are photos and videos from the Trump campaign rally in Ocala, Florida on October 16, 2020:
Here's a look at the crowd size at President Trump's rally in Ocala, Florida this afternoon pic.twitter.com/JPKAxsD4aR-- Robert Sherman (@RobertShermanTV) October 16, 2020
Very large crowd for Trump in Ocala, Florida. Gov. DeSantis giving a warm-up speech pic.twitter.com/Sq2cJ8ei2h-- Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) October 16, 2020
The Australian Associated Press debunked a similar claim about the same photo here.
2020-10-17T21:18:46Z 2020-10-17T21:18:46ZUpdated to change paragraph order.