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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Checkyourfact.com: “FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show Former Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin Wearing A ‘Make Whites Great Again’ Hat?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
An image shared on Facebook claims the man pictured wearing a “Make Whites Great Again” hat is Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was videotaped kneeling on the neck of George Floyd.
The man pictured wearing the hat is Jonathan Lee Riches, not Chauvin. Riches confirmed that he is the man in the photo but claims the hat and hand have been superimposed into it.
Chauvin and three other Minneapolis police officers were fired after a video surfaced of Chauvin kneeling on the neck of a black man, even after the man, Floyd, repeatedly said he could not breathe. Floyd later died at a hospital.
Amid the national outcry over Floyd’s death, social media users started sharing on May 27 a real photo of Chauvin juxtaposed with another picture of a man wearing a “Make Whites Great Again” hat. They claim the picture on the right also shows the former Minneapolis police officer.
“This is the Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin that killed #GeorgeFloyd wearing a custom made hat that says, ‘Make Whites Great Again,'” reads one Facebook post that has since been deleted.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) May 27, 2020
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