White Flags Mysteriously Replace American Flags Atop Brooklyn Bridge

 Two white flags appeared atop the Brooklyn Bridge July 22, 2014. DNA Info – by Murray Weiss, Janet Upadhye and Aidan Gardiner

MANHATTAN — American flags were removed from atop the Brooklyn Bridge’s two towers Tuesday morning and replaced by white flags, sources said.

Police, including the NYPD‘s counter terrorism and intelligence divisions, were checking surveillance footage from the bridge after images of the white flags hit social media about 7 a.m., sources said.  

“Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?” City Council member Mark Weprin tweeted at 9:34 a.m.

A mysterious white flag is seen on top of the Brooklyn Bridge on July 22, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

It was not immediately clear how the white flags, which are usually a military symbol for surrender, got there.

Witnesses reported seeing NYPD counter terrorism officers heading up the stairs to the bridge about 9:30 a.m.

But people were still allowed to walk across the bridge even as the police presence increased.

The Department of Transportation, which oversees the bridge, referred press inquiries to the NYPD, which did not have additional information.


4 thoughts on “White Flags Mysteriously Replace American Flags Atop Brooklyn Bridge

  1. So NYC surrenders to tyranny. I’m pretty sure that’s nothing new. They’ve surrendered to it since 2001. No offense, Angel.

    The flags in the pics look like faded American flags that turned white. At least that’s what it looks like in the first big photo.

  2. Great symbol! The U.S. has officially become the far, far West Bank. Capitulation achieved. Shalom, y’all!

  3. China used a new ink. It turns white after it rains. Get your new and improved american flag. 3 for $10 at wal-mart.

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