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The hugely popular site Facebook is under fire after removing pictures of breastfeeding mothers from members’ pages.

Disgruntled Facebook users immediately launch a Facebook group entitled “Hey, Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!” according to News.com.au

The at the time of posting has already attracted nearly 85,000 members and a handful of activists held a rally outside its California headquarters over the weekend.

The organisers of the page, which is hosting a lively debate with more than 10,000 comments, said they launched their “Official Petition to Facebook” after Facebook pulled profile pictures showing women nursing their babies.

“The pictures have been reported as ‘obscene’ and have been removed – their posters warned not to repost or fear being kicked off of Facebook,” the group’s organisers said.