There were white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge, and people on Twitter had something to say about it.
Pessimism to start:
What dumb viral marketing effort put the white flag atop the Brooklyn Bridge? Has anyone figured out what we are supposed to tweet/buy yet?
— Emily Flitter (@FlitterOnFraud) July 22, 2014
Some reworking of classic humor:
— Israel Adler (@IsraelAdler) July 22, 2014
Along with wisecracks based on more recent developments:
Don’t forget sociological analysis:
Patriotism (sliding into jingoism):
Whoever replaced the American Flag with a white flag needs to get the fuck out of this country.
— Stew of Angus (@Texas_Stew) July 22, 2014
Whoever put the white flag on the Brooklyn Bridge should be deported immediately…no hearings, no appeals.
— Craig… (@itsalleternal) July 22, 2014
— Steve BESTE (@stevebeste) July 22, 2014
Helpful follow-up from the NYPD:
Reporter asked NYPD PIO to illuminate the situation. “There’s a white flag on the Brooklyn Bridge,” replied the officer on duty.
— Helder Gil (@hgil) July 22, 2014
And a possible technical update as to how it was done:
@itsalleternal Crazy, apparently it seems the American flags were covered in white or painted in white
— Zach Jacomowitz (@Zak_NYCMetroWx) July 22, 2014
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