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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke July 29, 2021

Photos of Trump supporters protesting Biden are from 2020, not a recent Pennsylvania motorcade

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  • This photo was taken in Dallas, Pa., in October 2020, when Joe Biden was campaigning for president. 
 

When President Joe Biden traveled to Pennsylvania on July 28, his motorcade was greeted by his supporters and by fans of former President Donald Trump. 

But some purported images of Trump supporters protesting Biden in Allentown were actually taken in a different city in October 2020.  

"Biden visited Allentown, PA and look who showed up to greet him!" reads one post describing a photo of a line of cars surrounded by people carrying Trump flags and signs.

Another post with the same image and another from a different angle says: "Wow! This was Biden’s motorcade in Pennsylvania yesterday." 

These posts were flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.) And if you search for "Biden motorcade" on Twitter you’ll find plenty of other people making the same claim about these images.

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Biden was in the Allentown area on July 28 to talk in part about American manufacturing. However, these photos were taken in October 2020 when Biden was campaigning for president and traveled through Dallas, Pa., a small town about 75 miles north of Allentown.

"Supporters of President Donald Trump line the road as the motorcade for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden makes its way to a drive-in campaign rally at Dallas High School on October 24, 2020 in Dallas, Pennsylvania," reads the caption of one of the images taken by Getty Images photographer Drew Angerer.

News photos from Biden’s Pennsylvania visit on July 28 don’t include this image. 

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Facebook post, July 29, 2021

Facebook post, July 29, 2021

Newsweek, Joe Biden’s motorcade jeered by Trump supporters during Pennsylvania visit, July 29, 2021

Twitter search for "Biden motorcade," July 29, 2021

Getty Images, Joe Biden campaigns for president in Pennsylvania, Oct. 24, 2020

Getty Images, Joe Biden campaigns for president in Pennsylvania, Oct. 24, 2020

WFMZ-TV, Photos: Biden in the Lehigh Valley, July 28, 2021

WGAL, President Joe BIden visits Pennsylvania to promote ‘Buy American’ efforts, July 28, 2021

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