German artists say they planted white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge

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A pair of German artists say that they’re the ones responsible for the mystery that’s been gripping New York since late last month: who replaced the American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge with colorless, white copies. The stunt immediately captured the attention of New Yorkers, who couldn’t miss the flags’ change on their morning commutes. But beyond that, the flags’ replacement also created cause for concern, as many — the NYPD included — saw it as a potential security threat that apparent vandals were able to sneak on top of the bridge unnoticed.

“We really didn’t intend to embarrass the police.”

The artists, Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke, revealed their identify to the The New York Times, providing a video of the flags at…

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