A photo of a person with a bruised face has been shared in multiple Facebook posts in June 2020 alongside a claim that they were “beaten and raped” at a Black Lives Matter protest. This claim is false; the photo was published online in September 2016 by a Russian mixed martial arts fighter.
The photo was posted here to the Australian Meme Cult Facebook group on June 24, 2020. The group has nearly 22,000 members.
The post reads: “The other night at the BLM protest I was beaten and raped by three POC. I didn’t call the police or report it. I don’t want to see any more black lives ruined by police brutality. #endpolice #defundthepolice #blacklivesmatter”.
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