Did a Muslim group organize an anti-Hindu demonstration recently in the USA?

Claim

Anti-hindu demonstration organised by a muslim group in USA – “Save the Prophet, Boycott hindu business”.

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Explanation

A video clip showing a rally by Muslims with ‘Stop Hindutva in USA’, and ‘Muslim lives matter’ placards is being circulated on Twitter. This video is shared with the context that it is a recent anti-Hindu demonstration organized by a Muslim group in the USA. “Save the Prophet, Boycott Hindu business” tag is also quoted in the viral posts. Posts with a similar claim can be seen here, here, here, and here.

What is the truth?

When reverse-searching the keyframes of the viral video, no relevant result was found. When searching with the keywords picked from the viral video, a tweet by Muslim Mirror dated 19, June 2022 is found carrying an image with the caption ’Protest held outside Indian consulate in Chicago over remarks on Prophet Muhammad’.

The person holding the ‘Stop Hindutva USA’ placard can be seen both in the viral video and the image tweeted. And two more placards from the viral video can be seen in the image tweeted by Muslim Mirror.

With further search, it is found that the protest was held in the USA by Muslims over the remarks of Nupur Sharma on Prophet Muhammad in 2022. It is mentioned in the Muslim Mirror article “Muslim groups held a protest outside the Indian consulate in in Chicago, US against insulting remarks on Prophet Muhammad by members of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)”.

And it can be heard from the viral video ‘Why we are here? To defend the Prophet’ slogans being raised. And nothing related to boycotting Hindu businesses is heard or seen as claimed in the viral posts.

Conclusion

It is found that a video related to the protest by Muslims in the USA in 2022 against the remarks on Prophet Muhammed by Nupur Sharma is falsely shared in the context that it is a recent anti-Hindu demonstration organized by Muslims.

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