Amid the ongoing violence in Manipur, a video is being posted claiming that shops are being looted amid violent protests.

Fact Check News: The violence in Manipur, which erupted since Wednesday (May 3) over the Meitei reservation dispute, is now slowly calming down.

The situation has improved after the promptness of Army-Assam Rifles and Rapid Action Force in the state.

Meanwhile, several posts went viral on social media claiming that people are looting shops amid violent protests in Manipur.In fact, on May 3, protests by the Naga and Kuki tribes against the move to grant Scheduled Tribe status to the majority Meitei community in Manipur turned violent.

Hundreds of houses, churches, temples and vehicles were set ablaze by the protesters during the violence. 54 people have died in the violence.

The violence was followed by reports that protesters had looted arms and ammunition from 23 sensitive police stations in the Imphal Valley and other districts.Meanwhile, a viral post on social media claimed that amid the violence in Manipur, people were also looting shops.

Sharing the video, AAP leader Rajesh Sharma wrote, "BJP is a failed government in Manipur, it is the responsibility of the government to save people's property and lives? Shame on the BJP."

News Verification: However, when it was investigated to know the truth of the video, the reality turned out to be something else. This video, which is being shared with the Manipur violence, is from the Philippines, which surfaced on the Internet in February this year. This video was shared by Yahoo News on March 1.

The video is from a second-hand goods store in Lucena City, Philippines. The shopkeeper started a special sale on February 24, after which this crowd of people gathered.

In such a situation, it is clear that this video shared is old. It has nothing to do with the recent Manipur violence.

News Verdict: The video is not from Manipur, The video is from a second-hand goods store in Lucena City, Philippines. 

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Archana Roy is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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