on my walk through WSQpark right now: over a dozen NYPD officers along with two emergency service cars spent a good chunk of the early afternoon taking down this Trump flag #nythings pic.twitter.com/EBpOruyOKi
— Parin Behrooz (@Parinlalala) October 13, 2020
In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, a small, dark blue Trump flag was hoisted onto the Washington Square Arch’s southeast column facing into the park. The Arch is very heavily lit tho’ this location is somewhat hidden from view from bordering Fifth Avenue. So did the culprits bring a ladder or hoist it up there via some long device? So many questions.
Later Tuesday afternoon (yesterday), the Trump flag was removed, caught on video and posted on Twitter by Paris Behrooz.
Via The New York Post:
Cops on Tuesday ripped down a Trump banner placed on the iconic arch in Washington Square Park, according to police sources and video.
The small blue flag, hung about 25 feet up on the eastern part of the structure, was taken down about 2 p.m. after appearing overnight, according to an officer at the scene, a section of the park that for months has been surrounded by barricades.
Video posted on Twitter at 2:12 p.m. shows a worker in a blue helmet standing on an NYPD truck using a long yellow implement to take the flimsy flag down from its perch as a group of cops and others stood by.
Witness and reporter Paris Behrooz tweeted a video of the flag being taken down, noting that onlookers in the liberal West Village “clapped” and “cheered” the cops on as they removed the campaign paraphernalia, which is not allowed on public structures.
Will the NYPD scour video from the cameras, so omnipresent throughout the park, to figure out who placed the flag there after hours onto the iconic Arch?
Previously at Washington Square Park Blog: