Three men are wanted for breaking several Gay Pride flags outside the historic Stonewall National Monument in Greenwich Village over the weekend, cops said Monday.
The suspects were walking past the 7.7-acre national monument in Christopher Park around 3:10 a.m. Saturday when they began destroying multiple LGBTQ+ rainbow flags that were displayed on a fence, police said.
The trio then took off, heading east on Waverly Place, police said.
Footage released by the NYPD shows two of the men wearing white button-down shirts and light-colored pants, and the other clad in a black T-shirt and jeans as they strolled down the sidewalk.
Police are still looking to track down the vandals, and confirmed that the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.
The vandalism took place during Pride Month, just weeks before the city’s Pride Parade that passes by the Stonewall National Monument each year.
The monument was established 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, sparked a turning point in the LGBTQ+ rights movement.
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