Was the White House stormed in by protestors amidst the death of African-American George Floyd?

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A video is doing the rounds on social media that allegedly shows protestors breaking into a huge white building with claims that it is the White House. This video has popped up amidst increasing protests in the United States of America seeking justice for African-American man George Floyd who had died as a result of police brutality in Minnesota, USA. The entire video can be viewed here and screenshots of the same are as follows:

 

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On Facebook, the video was shared along with the caption, “Yooooooo this crazy they stormed the White House they are on the west lawn, at the door. Babylon is burning.”

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The protests outside The White House turned violent with the authorities declaring the condition ‘red’ and taking the US President to a bunker for protection amidst the death of George Floyd.

The entire article for the same can be read here on The Print. A screenshot of the same is as follows:

However, the building in question that can be seen in the video is not the White House.

A report filed by NBC4i, a Columbus based news website stated that  “Protest in downtown Columbus broken up after demonstrators breach Ohio Statehouse”. A video from the protest as posted under this article can be viewed here. Screenshots of the same is as follows:

A Google Reverse Search Image showed that the building shown in the video closely represents the Ohio Statehouse.

A close comparison of the building as obtained from a screenshot in the video to the Ohio Statehouse as taken from Google Maps shows the following common points of identification:

Hence the building from the video was not the White House but the Ohio Statehouse.

 

 

 


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Sai Keerthi

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