National Union of Students protest billboards removed by Network Rail for being 'too political'
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National Union of Students protest billboards removed by Network Rail for being 'too political'

24 Apr 2015 | Hugh Radojev

Advertising billboards set up by the National Union of Students in London Victoria, Sheffield Central and Manchester Piccadilly have all been removed by Network Rail staff for reportedly being “too political”.

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