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Billboard Asking For Balloon Ban At Indy Motor Speedway Removed

Meg Vogel for NPR

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A billboard urging the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to end its tradition of releasing thousands of balloons before the Indianapolis 500 has been removed.

The sign unveiled this week in Indianapolis depicted someone holding a shredded balloon and read, "Balloons pollute and kill" followed by the hashtag #StopLitteringIMS.

The sign was removed Monday.