German Artists Reportedly Claim Responsibility For Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Incident

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two German artists claim they are behind a stunt in which Old Glory was swapped out atop the Brooklyn Bridge in favor of white flags.

Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke told the New York Times they were behind the stunt to celebrate “the beauty of public space.”

The pair planned to replace the flags on July 22 because that was the day the bridge’s engineer John Roebling died in 1869, the Times reported.

It’s not the first time someone has claimed responsibility for the flag incident, which prompted a massive security overhaul for the iconic bridge.

Previously the “New Pot Party” claimed responsibility for the incident. A parody Twitter account also claimed responsibility for the incident.

However, by way of proof they carried it out, the artist duo gave the Times a snippet of video purportedly shot from the top of the bridge’s towers showing…

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