A 2021 video of an armed mob has been incorrectly identified as 2022 footage of hooligans in red caps in Etawah.
Umroa's claim has been dismissed by the Etawah Police Department, which responded to his tweet. The police department said that the protest did not occur in Etawah and that the video in question was captured in Uttar Pradesh's Basti district.
We undertook a reverse image search on one of the video's frames and found that Rajesh Yadav, a Samajwadi Party politician, had shared this exact video on his Twitter account on July 9, 2021. The Hindi caption that accompanies the video describes it as an incident where thousands of people from the surrounding area came out in support of Taiwan Yadav, a Samajwadi Party member when BJP members refused to let Yadav submit his nomination from Dubulia block in the Basti district.
The same video can also be found on YouTube, with a description indicating it depicts an incident in the Basti district in 2021. Hence, it is evident that this is not a video relating to the assembly election in 2022 but an old video from July 2021 that spreads a false narrative.