Yesterday, Beetham residents burnt copies of the Newsday and embarked on a boycott of the newspaper during a demonstration in the area. The residents said Newsday deliberately published the photograph in an attempt to cause further stigmatisation and embarrassment to the people of the area and, in particular, Lewis and her family.“An old woman, in her underwear? That is what you would publish in the newspaper for the whole country and the world to see? The country should burn every single copy of the Newsday. From now on, it’s a boycott of the Newsday. The story was fake, too. We never say ‘No remorse’ the headline in yesterday’s Newsday,” one Beetham resident said.The photograph showed Lewis pulling her dress up to her chest, revealing her underwear.The image has since gone viral on social networking sites such as Facebook, with many users of those sites expressing disappointment and disgust over the newspaper’s decision to publish the photo.
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