3 men wanted for destroying LGBT flag

3 men wanted for destroying LGBT flag

Police are searching for three men who vandalized several LGBTQ+ rainbow flags at the historic Stonewall National Monument in Greenwich Village during Pride Month, authorities said Monday.

The men were walking by the 7.7-acre national monument in Christopher Park around 3:10 a.m. Saturday when they started tearing off multiple rainbow flags that were hanging on a fence, police said.

A video obtained by The Post — from a neighbor whose home faces the park on Grove Street — shows the men casually walking down the street, grabbing the flags from the fence one by one.

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Another video released by the NYPD shows two of the men wearing white button-down shirts and light-colored pants, and the other wearing a black T-shirt and jeans as they walked away.

The men then fled, heading east on Waverly Place, police said.

Police are still trying to find the culprits, and confirmed that the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.

The incident happened during Pride Month, just weeks before the city’s Pride Parade that passes by the Stonewall National Monument each year.

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The monument was designated as the 412th unit of the National Park System by President Barack Obama in 2016.

The six-day 1969 riots and protests against a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, located across the street from the park, marked a turning point in the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

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