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Is the Ukrainian Flag Hanging on the Statue of Liberty in America?

In the photo shared by a Twitter account on March 1, 2022, it was claimed that the Ukrainian flag was hung on the Statue of Liberty in America.

Is the Ukrainian Flag Hanging on the Statue of Liberty in America?

Scanning the photo shared in the post with a reverse image search revealed the same photo tweeted by Franak Viacorka, senior adviser to Belarusian activist Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. In a response tweet, Franak Viacorka stated that the photo shows a replica of the Statue of Liberty located in Colmar, France. He also stressed that the photo does not show the original Statue of Liberty in New York.

When a search is made with the keywords related to the claim, it is possible to come across a few news stories about Colmar’s Statue of Liberty wrapped in the Ukrainian flag. In addition, when a search is made on Twitter with the phrase “Colmar Liberty”, many shares are encountered, as in the claim. The owners of this post note that the Statue of Liberty in Colmar, France, is covered with the Ukrainian National Flag to show their support for Ukraine. One of these shares is on the Twitter account managed by the official website of the city of Colmar. This account is followed by many verified accounts. On February 28, 2022, he made a statement “to support the Ukrainian people” on his Twitter account. This article also includes photos of the statue from different angles.

Compiling screenshots of the YouTube videos of the Statue of Liberty in Colmar, each video shows the logo of the institution behind the statue. The logo on the back of the statue is also featured in videos and Twitter posts, proving that the statue is in France.

The claim is WRONG

In the photo shared by a Twitter account, it was claimed that the Ukrainian flag was hung on the Statue of Liberty in America. Scanning the photo shared in the post with a reverse video search reveals the same photo tweeted by Franak Viacorka, senior adviser to Belarusian activist Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Viacorka tweeted that the photo shows a replica of the Statue of Liberty in Colmar, France. When you go to the Twitter account of the city of Colmar, it is possible to access the photos taken from different angles of the Ukrainian flag wrapped around the Statue of Liberty. In the post made on February 28, 2022, the phrase “to support the Ukrainian people” was made.

Mehmet Sarıusta

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