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On the website of the online auction site eBay has ads associated with a fire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Customers were offered to buy part of the Notre Dame, down to the coals remaining from the burnt elements of the Cathedral. The Daily Mail reports that the service began promptly remove such ads.
Ads began to appear on April 16, the day after the fire. The sellers offered to order the wood, which was saved in the fire. Was and auction, which wanted to sell the remaining after the fire, the coals from the Cathedral. To attract attention to the cover ads were placed pictures of the burning logs.
Twitter users were shocked by the attempt to cash in on the tragedy. Not less anger caused a lot of ads with t-shirts dedicated to Notre Dame. Most of them were made in the style of “I love Notre Dame” with an inscription or without. Only site were at least 14 such proposals.
All these ads were removed from eBay. The company stressed that they “do not allow the sale of items that allows you to make money on human suffering or tragedy.” While sellers got off with a warning, but repeated violation will result in the banning of your account. EBay explained that it did not restrict the charity event in which you plan to earn funds for the restoration of the Cathedral.
Notre Dame Cathedral lit up in the evening April 15. The fire destroyed a large part of the roof and spire. Finally it was extinguished by the morning of April 16. Total donations for the restoration of the Cathedral has exceeded one billion euros.
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