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.
Meanwhile in braam, students have been spotted with some fresh Puma gear.??☕ #Wits #FeesMustFall2016 #Fees2017 pic.twitter.com/c1k40dCl8S
— 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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