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National Archives: Sorry We Doctored Anti-Trump Photo

Newser — Polly Davis Doig

As the fourth Women's March took place in Washington, DC, on Saturday, the National Archive was busily apologizing for doctoring an image of the first one, saying in a statement that "we made a mistake." The agency had blurred President Trump's name out of a protest sign that read "God Hates Trump" and eliminated references to female genitalia in other signs, reports ABC News, in what the Archives said was a move by "a family-friendly museum which hosts many groups of students and young people each day, we also blurred some words that could be perceived by some museum visitors as inappropriate." The altered image was part of a display promoting the museum's "Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Right to Vote" exhibit.

The image was taken down Saturday afternoon and will be replaced with the original.

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