Did “migrant gangs” fire gunshots in Berlin’s New Year’s Eve riots?
07 January 2023 | 5:00 am
New Year's Eve violence and attacks on emergency services in Berlin have prompted calls for a national ban on fireworks, with viral online videos accusing "migrant gangs" of being behind the riots that left scores injured and arrested. In this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl, we tell you where the videos really come from.
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