NY Mystery: American flag on top of Brooklyn Bridge replaced by white flag
NEW YORK — Police in Brooklyn are trying to figure out how someone was able to replace the iconic American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge with all-white flags.
Motorists noticed the change Tuesday morning.
According to PIX11, police are not sure when the switch was made or who did it. By 11:30 a.m., both had been taken down.
Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams derided the stunt, saying it jeopardizes public safety especially at city landmarks that are already “known to be high-risk targets.”
“If flying a white flag atop the Brooklyn Bridge is someone’s idea of a joke, I’m not laughing,” Adams said in a statement.
White flags are traditionally known as a sign of surrender.
“We will not surrender our public safety to anyone, at any time. Political and social expression, whatever its message may be, has a place in our society, but not at the expense of others’ security,” he added.