Georgians woke up today to find that one of the country’s municipalities, Marneuli, had turned into a US town after Fox News mistook footage of protests in the town for events in the US state of Georgia.
Marneuli was displayed next to the cities of Montpellier, VT, Richmond, VA, and Albany, NY, and was followed by state initials ‘GA.’
Video from Eto Buziashvili/Facebook.
This video has become popular among the Georgian users of social media. One of the users of Twitter account Tamar Gzirishvili shared the news and wrote that Marneuli got some publicity too.
The footage was aired last evening on April 27 by Fox News during a reportage on protests in the United States demanding lockdowns be lifted and the economy in various US states reopened.