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This Video Of DUP Politicians Singing "We Hate Catholics" At Their Party Conference Is Fake

The edited video began circulating on Friday, as it emerged the DUP could help Theresa May cling on to power in government.

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People have been sharing a video that claims to show Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) politicians singing the words "We hate Catholics, everybody hates Roman Catholics".

This is the DUP.😷😷😷

🀣🀣🀣🀣 fucking belter πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

People were angered by the footage, which was being shared as it emerged prime minister Theresa May could do a deal with the DUP to stay in power.

The DUP has 10 MPs in the new parliament, and their support could allow May to govern after she lost her party's overall majority. However, there are lots of concerns about the DUP's record on LGBT rights, and abortion, as well as wider fears about the peace process.

But the video is fake, and the audio is from another clip entirely. You can hear football fans chanting the same offensive song 11 seconds into the below video.

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In the actual, unedited video clip from 2016, the DUP members sing "Arlene's on fire", a reference to party leader Arlene Foster.

Fantastic @duponline conference #dup16 Arlene's on fire......πŸ”₯🎢πŸ”₯🎢 @DUPleader

At the time, this video was criticised because the venue of the press conference was the site of a firebombing by the IRA.

This edited imaged has also surfaced online.

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But the original photo, a mural by the Ulster Defence Association, a loyalist paramilitary group active in the Troubles, does not feature a caricature of Foster.

Ikran is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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