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Savannah bans bra display

Fundraiser would have brought in up to $5,000

POSTED: September 28, 2011 9:35 a.m.

SAVANNAH — Savannah city officials have deemed a campaign for breast cancer awareness to be in poor taste and denied a permit for organizers who had planned to display donated bras across a city street.

City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney told city council members that officials weighed the goal of increased breast cancer awareness with “the appropriateness of hanging underwear across one of our main streets.”

The Savannah Morning News reported that the idea for “Bras Across Broughton” was planned by Clear Channel Communications. The radio company’s local stations wanted residents to donate bras that would be strung across Broughton Street at four major intersections.

Officials said a local car dealer had agreed to donate $1 for each donation up to $5,000.

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