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 A video (here, here and here) claiming to be a clash between protesting farmers (here and here) in India and the police over the minimum support price has gone viral on social media. The translated caption from Hindi reads, “There is a fight going on in the farmers’ movement; today’s true news is horrifying”. This article will fact-check the claim made in this video.

Claim: The video shows a clash between protesting Indian farmers and the police.

Fact: The video actually shows a simulation exercise for the Indonesian police conducted in the Sula Islands, Northern Maluku. Therefore, the claim made in the post is False.

To verify the viral claim about the video, a search for news reports on a clash between the police and protesting farmers was conducted. The search did not yield any recent news reports with visuals matching the alleged clash in the video.

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