Puma shirts photoshopped in ‘#FeesMustFall’ image
Free education protests at South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg culminated yesterday with a bus set alight, a priest shot with a rubber bullet and a clothing and footwear shop looted.
Looters stole goods from a Puma shop in Braamfontein after they broke through the shop’s glass windows. (Note: University student leaders later denied that the looters were student protestors.)
An image shared on Twitter claims to show Wits students wearing looted Puma shirts while they continue their demonstrations.
— Pootie Tang (@Mdudemeister) October 11, 2016
However, a Google reverse image search reveals the image has been (badly) photoshopped.
Africa Check determined that the image was captured by Associated Press photographer Schalk van Zuydam on 4 October 2016. It shows students from the University of Cape Town attending a protest in the city.
In the original image, the students’ shirts do not bear the Puma logo. - 11/10/2016
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