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A Twitter post by James Felton has received over 2000 retweets. It includes a picture of a piece of paper printed with the following text:

UK YELLOW VESTS AND WHAT WE STAND FOR!!!!!

  • JUSTICE FOR OUR BOYS
  • BREXIT
  • CHILD ABUSE
  • ABUSE OF CHILDREN IN THE SYSTEM
  • HOMELESSNESS
  • VETERANS SUICIDE
  • VETERANS ON THE STREETS
  • FALSE ADOPTION
  • UNIVERSAL CREDITS SANCTIONS
  • PEOPLE STARVING
  • PENTIONERS LIVING IN POVERTY
  • WRONGFUL ARRESTS
  • DEATHS IN CUSTODY
  • RAPE AND MURDER OF OUR CHILDREN
  • CHARITY CORRUPTION
  • JUSTICE SYSTEM CORRUPTION
  • CORRUPT POLICE
  • CORRUPT POLITICIANS
  • FAKE NEWS
  • FAKE LAWS
  • GREEDY BANKERS
  • CORRUPT GOVERNMENT

AND MANY MANY MORE, EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN STORY OF INJUSTICE... WHATS YOURS?????

(Punctuation, use of capitals and spelling mistake present in the original)

Felton’s post mocked the wording of the list for not distinguishing between for and against and a large number of the replies picked up similar issues. The tweet and picture have been picked up by Indy100 which also mocks the creators of this flyer as they ‘stand for child abuse’. Indy100 also claims this flyer was ‘[g]iven out near Downing Street’.

I find it hard to believe that this is a genuine list of demands of a protesting group however small. Does the image in the original tweet depict a genuine flyer handed out during a UK yellow vest demonstration?

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    This is an unsigned flier that anyone could have produced on their computer printer. Even if 100s were passed out it's in no way clear that it represents an "official" position. In terms of the items listed, and ignoring the lack of "pro"/"con" notation, I see none that are particularly surprising. I don't see a "notable claim" here. – Daniel R Hicks Jan 13 at 14:21
  • @DanielRHicks I thought the fact that Indy100, a site associated with the Independent, picked it up would be enough to make the claim notable? Of course, I could be wrong. – Jan Jan 13 at 14:32
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    I know nothing of Indy100, but I'm not doubting them when they say such a flier was distributed. But there doesn't appear to be any attribution to a notable source for the flier -- could have been a 12-year-old playing a prank. – Daniel R Hicks Jan 13 at 21:54
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    Worth noting that James Felton is a comedy writer. This might well have been made up by him. – The Forest And The Trees Jan 14 at 15:11

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