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A large LED screen in Heilongjiang province got onlookers attention late last month after it began broadcasting a pornographic movie. According to the Beijing Times the screen in Mudanjiang city is adjacent to the city’s Kang’an Hospital and is owned by a real estate developer which put it up two years ago. Normally it shows short clips of foreign films, but the action that hit screens at 5pm on June 21 would have been considered racy even by French standards. Members of the public watched the sex scenes in various degrees of bemusement and shock, taking photos and having their children avert their eyes. After about 10 minutes the local police arrived, having been tipped off by a disapproving member of the public. The feed was cut and the origin of the video was traced to an employee of the property firm who was responsible for managing the content that goes up on the LED. It turned out he regularly watched porn at work, but on this occasion had (in error) broadcast onto the screen the movie he was watching on his laptop. The careless man will almost certainly lose his job. Worse still, he was also detained by the police for “distributing pornographic content” in public.

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