Jan 19, 2020

National Archives sorry for censoring 2017 Women's March signs

The US National Archives has apologised for altering a photo of the 2017 Women's March, including blurring signs critical of President Donald Trump. The National Archives said it had removed the altered image. The photo, taken by Getty Images photographer Mario Tama, shows a huge crowd of people gathering in Washington for the 2017 Women's March, which took place the day after Mr Trump's inauguration. While using the image as a "Promotional graphic" for an exhibit on the 19th Amendment, The Washington Post reported that the National Archives had blurred signs critical of Mr Trump and those that referenced women's anatomy. The American Civil Liberties Union hit out at the move to alter the image, saying: "The government can't airbrush history or erase women's bodies from it. It is the job of the National Archives to document history, not alter it to serve the president's ego."

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