Reuters might not verify the source of the video, but video footage from Italian news outlet Corriere della Sera shows a different angle that verifies it is the same motorcade (here ).
The order of the lorries is almost the very same in both clips: the caravan starts with police motorbikes (5 in the Corriere video footage, 2 in the Dagospia), followed by 2 blue patrol cars, a black Volkswagen van, a white van, a black car, and after that a group of black vans (10 in Corrieres footage, 9 in Dagospias footage), followed by more autos. A distinct black Audi van that brings a roof box can be seen in both videos.
Pictures of the motorcade at Via Tritone show up here and here.
As reported by Reuters here at the time, Pompeo was on a four-day check out to Italy and held talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Conte. Reuters footage of Pompeo and Contes meeting on Sept. 30 can be seen here.
The longer, much better quality video footage visible on Dagospia captures the motorcade entering Via Tritone from Via del Traforo in the Italian capital (see the “Absente” indication around timestamp 0:54 and Google street view here! 3m6! 1e1! 3m4!
False. The video reveals a security motorcade for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a visit to Rome in September 2020.
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A video on social networks shows a motorcade of black cars which some users declare reveals the arrest of Pope Francis. This is false: a longer variation of the video has been distributing considering that September 2020 and appears to show a security brigade for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo throughout a visit to Italy.
Reuters Fact Check. REUTERSAn version visible here includes a voiceover that asks what is going on in Italy, stating “Theyve got blackouts, the Pope is being detained with kid porn”..
Reuters formerly unmasked the false claim that Pope Francis was detained and that there was a “blackout” in the Vatican, here.
A longer variation of this video footage was posted by the Italian website Dagospia on Sept. 30, 2020 (here ), stating it shows a motorcade for Pompeo on his way to meet Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the Chigi Palace in Rome.
The longer, better quality video footage visible on Dagospia catches the motorcade getting in Via Tritone from Via del Traforo in the Italian capital (see the “Absente” sign around timestamp 0:54 and Google street view here! 3m6! 1e1!