U.S. Holocaust Museum: Stop playing Pokemon GO here

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The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has told Pokemon GO fans not to play the popular new mobile game in its premises, describing it as "extremely inappropriate" in a memorial dedicated to the victims of Nazism.

 

The game involves using a mobile device to find and capture virtual Pokemon characters at real life locations, including apparently inside the Washington-based museum.

 

The Arlington National Cemetery, just three miles away from the museum, has also warned off Pokemon players, according to BBC. 

Both locations feature in the new smartphone game, which has become a commercial and cultural phenomenon.

Pokemon Go allows players to search locations in the real world to find Pokemon creatures.

It became the top-selling app on both iPhone's app store and Google Play just days after its release in the US, Australia and New Zealand.

 

 

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