Fact Check: Photo Does NOT Show Over A Million People at November 14, 2020 DC Trump Protests

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  • by: Maarten Schenk
Fact Check: Photo Does NOT Show Over A Million People at November 14, 2020 DC Trump Protests Dallas 2006

Does this photo show over a million people at the protest that took place on November 14 in downtown Washington D.C. in support of Donald Trump? No, that's not true: The image is actually from a 2006 pro-immigration protest in Dallas, Texas. President Trump has stated there were "tens of thousands" of people at the rally on Saturday.

The photo appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) where it was published by Marie DeRiso shortly after the protest. It was accompanied by following text:

D.C. today 🥰🥰🥰
Media said 5 thousand, they must've been on a side street. 😁 There were over a million❤

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Sun Nov 15 10:37:38 2020 UTC)

The text of the post directly contradicts President Trump's own assertion that there were "tens of thousands of people":

But more importantly, the photo is actually from a 2006 protest in Dallas about immigration rights.

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  Maarten Schenk

Lead Stories co-founder Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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