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SF Officials Demand City Donate Money From Anti-Israel Bus Ads

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Electric Muni buses make their way down Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown District. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Electric Muni buses make their way down Stockton Street in San Francisco’s Chinatown District. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) – Several San Francisco supervisors want the city transit agency to donate revenue from an anti-Israel bus ad campaign to the city’s Human Rights Commission after the agency did the same for an ad campaign that targeted Muslims.

The city’s Municipal Transportation Agency donated revenue made from bus advertisements that made negative characterizations of Muslims.

The money will fund a city study about the ad’s effects on Muslims.

City Supervisor Scott Wiener and six others sent a letter to the MTA asking that it also donate $5,030 it made from the anti-Israel ads.

Agency spokesman Paul Rose said the agency accepted the inflammatory ads from both groups to avoid a First Amendment rights lawsuit.

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