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Fact Check: Old Image of ‘The Great Ethiopian Run’ Falsely Portrayed as AAP Supporters Rallying for Kejriwal’s Release in Delhi


An image has surfaced on social media claiming that a huge rally is being organised on Delhi streets, led by Aam Aadmi Party leaders and supporters, protesting against Arvind Kejriwal’s arrest.

The Facebook post reads: “दिल्ली की पूरी सड़क केजरीवालमय हो चुकी है। रामलीला मैदान मे ये रैली नही रैला है। कह दो जाकर हुक्मरान से,राहुल-केजरीवाल नहीं अकेला है।” (English translation: The entire streets of Delhi have become Kejriwal-esque. It’s not just a rally at Ramlila Maidan, it’s a trend. Tell the authorities that Rahul and Kejriwal are not alone.)

Here is the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be false.

Conducting a reverse image search of the photograph, the NM team traced an article by CNN Travel, dated August 4, 2017, featuring a comparable image with a caption: The annual Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa is popular among tourists.

The identical image also appeared on the MDG Achievement Fund website, with a caption: “Haile Gebreselassie kicks off the Great Ethiopian Run under the slogan ‘We Can End Poverty by 2015.’”

Below, there is a comparison between the viral image and original image.

The image was additionally featured in a report by, dated November 15, 2015, with a title: “Team Mossy Foot in the Great Ethiopian Run”.

Hence, we can conclusively say that an old image has been falsely shared as AAP Supporters Marching For Kejriwal’s Release In Delhi.

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