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Fact Check: Viral Photo Doesn't Show 'Antifa' Beating Cop

An antifa logo was apparently digitally added to the demonstrator's jacket

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    Fact Check: Viral Photo Doesn't Show 'Antifa' Beating Cop
    FILE-Milos Bicanski/Getty Images
    Greek youths clash with riot police during a demonstration in this Dec. 6, 2009, file photo from central Athens, Greece. A version of this photo showing the protester with an "Antifa" photo on his back was found to be doctored and shared on social media shortly after a rally held by white nationalists and neo-Nazis turned violent over the weekend.

    A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image. 

    The image showing a man wielding a club and wearing an "antifa" jacket while standing over a downed officer was widely shared after the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The image has been circulating for several months among those opposed to the antifa movement, which is comprised of far-left-leaning militant groups that resist neo-Nazis and white supremacists. 

    The image is actually a Getty Images photo taken during a 2009 protest of police in Athens, Greece. An antifa logo was apparently digitally added to the demonstrator's jacket. 

    Anti-fascists were among hundreds of demonstrators who descended on Charlottesville to oppose the rally. A demonstrator was killed when a driver intentionally drove into a crowd.

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    (Published Monday, Nov. 20, 2017)