German artists claim Brooklyn Bridge flag swap

August 12, 2014 8:46 PM

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German artists claim Brooklyn Bridge flag swap

Two Berlin artists say they hoisted big white flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge last month to celebrate the span's beauty and the death of its German-born American engineer, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke told the newspaper that swapping the usual U.S. Stars and Stripes with their hand-sewn flags was neither terrorism nor anti-Americanism. They also said they were surprised by the reaction to their art escapade and had not intended to embarrass the New York Police ...

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