Fact check: Images show Biden's motorcade during 2020 campaign stop in Pennsylvania

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The claim: Images show Donald Trump supporters protesting Joe Biden's motorcade in Pennsylvania in July

President Joe Biden's recent visit to a truck factory in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has become the subject of misinformation on Facebook.

A July 29 post features three images that show a line of cars surrounded by people with signs and flags backing former President Donald Trump.

"7/28/21.... Wow! This was Biden's Motorcade in Pennsylvania," reads the post, which accumulated more than 2,000 interactions.

"This is awesome," said one commenter.

Similar posts also claim the images are from this year.

But they're not.

Trump supporters did protest Biden's arrival in Allentown, but the images in the post are months old. They show Biden campaigning in a different Pennsylvania city in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.

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USA TODAY reached out to the Facebook page who shared the post for comment.

Images are from the presidential campaign

The images in the Facebook post were taken during a Biden trip to Pennsylvania in October 2020, as he and Trump faced off for the nation's highest office.

One of the images was captured by Getty Images photographer Drew Angerer in October 2020.

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"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.

Biden's more recent visit to Pennsylvania was in Allentown, about 70 miles away from Dallas.

Biden's July 28 visit was aimed at promoting a new policy he says would strengthen American manufacturing. A photo gallery from the Express-Times, a local news outlet, shows Trump supporters lined up on the side of the road waiting for the president's motorcade.

Videos shared on social media show Biden's arrival in Allentown and the scene outside the truck factory.

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Our rating: False

Based on our research, we rate FALSE the claim that images show Trump supporters protesting Biden's motorcade in Pennsylvania in July. While Trump supporters did demonstrate near Biden's motorcade, the images in the post are from a visit during the presidential campaign in October 2020.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fact check: Images don't show Biden's trip to Allentown, Pennsylvania

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