posted on Jul, 22 2014 @ 11:00 AM
White flags fly from Brooklyn Bridge in stunning security
...the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white-painted flags overnight...
Emergency Services cops lowered the two rogue flags — which are the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and packed them up along with what
appeared to be painting supplies...
Police are trying to figure out how someone was able to gain access to the bridge, which has patrol cars stationed on both sides and also has security
A representative from the Department of Transportation is on scene with a new set of American flags that will replace the damaged white flags...
This raises 2 big questions in my mind:
1. What meaning is intended by the white flags?
I'm guessing it's probably a symbolic political statement, but who is surrendering to who, even if only symbolically? Is the bridge surrendering?
Or Brooklyn? New York? The country? The people?
2. If security is so tight, how is it no one noticed someone doing this?
Ever since 9/11, the Brooklyn Bridge has been considered a possible terrorist target. With police cars at both ends and security cameras supposedly
monitoring everything 24/7, how did someone apparently climb up, take down two 'giant' flags, paint them white, and put them back up without anyone
This is probably not a huge news story, but I think it's an interesting one...