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A picture of ‘artillery from far left-wing activists’ during Zemmour rally isn’t what it seems

By France24
11 December 2021   |   3:17 pm
French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour launched his campaign bid during a rally on Sunday. Violence broke out between anti-racism activists and attendees. Some claim the protesters came into the event equipped with "artillery", a claim that's been debunked. Also, do street lights in Australia modify genes? Some conspiracy theorists believe they do. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.

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