After outrage quickly spread online, a billboard in Boston from a group denying the Armenian genocide had a remarkably short run this week.
It appeared in the North End Tuesday night. By mid-morning Thursday the billboard’s owner Clear Channel Outdoor peeled it away and replaced it with an Ad Council spot promoting adoption.
It featured the words “Truth = Peace” and a link to the site FactCheckArmenia.com and the statement: “Proudly paid for by the Turkic platform, Istanbul.”
Clear Channel spokesman Jason King later said the ad had been “placed there in error.”
A Twitter firestorm about the ad could have started anywhere, but it started with Somerville’s Elizabeth Weinbloom.
“Horrific billboard in Boston's North End, denying the Armenian Genocide. @marty_walsh, do something,” she tweeted around 1p.m. Wednesday.