A collage of images that went viral on social media depicting battered and bloodied police officers – and suggesting Democrats and Black Lives Matter demonstrators were responsible – has been shown to be disinformation.
The social media post included four photos of police officers suffering from various injuries, including one man whose face was wrapped up in bandages.
A post accompanying the photo claims the officers were assaulted by BLM activists and Democrats.
“50 police officers were injured by Dems and BLM rioters over the weekend in Portland, Seattle and other nearby cities,” the post claims. “Pray for their safety.”
OregonLive first reported that while the photos of injured police are real, they’re depicting police officers in Australia, and their injuries