BY THE VILLAGE SUN | According to police, a group of young men broke multiple L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ Pride flags ringing Christopher Park early Saturday morning.
Police said that on June 10, around 3:10 a.m., three unidentified males were walking by the park and began breaking the small flags displayed on the fence. The trio then headed off eastbound down Waverly Place.
The vandals are being sought on a charge of criminal mischief. The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.
Police released a video of two of the suspects. A third man’s face was blurred out in the video for some reason.
The small Greenwich Village park — plus the Stonewall Inn and the surrounding streets — is part of the Stonewall National Monument, a national historic landmark recognized by the National Park Service. In June 2016, President Obama officially designated the monument, which commemorates the Stonewall Uprising of June 28 to July 3, 1969.
Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at crimestoppers.