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Marital affairs’ Canary Wharf billboard protest grows

PUBLISHED: 12:40 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:31 05 October 2010

The billboard next to Canary Wharf

The billboard next to Canary Wharf

THOUSANDS of protesters are flooding an online campaign to scrap a dating website billboard encouraging married men and women to have affairs. The website has agreed to remove its billboard close to Canary Wharf after the protests

By Johnny McDevitt

THOUSANDS of protesters are flooding an online campaign to scrap a dating website billboard encouraging married men and women to have affairs.

Directors of the 'Marital Affairs' website have agreed to remove its billboard close to Canary Wharf and other sites around the country after the protests began rolling in.

The billboard was still being displayed this-morning at the roundabout where the busy Aspen Way dual-carriageway joins Lower Lea Crossing at Blackwall, by the Isle of Dogs, featuring a shirtless man with a bra dangling over his shoulder.

Another 1,500 protesters registered overnight on the Facebook group Stop maritalaffair.co.uk advertising publicly in the UK, now totalling almost 4,000 names.

The East London Advertiser reported last night that the website has instructed its agency to remove ads from their current campaign following the protests.


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