Banner with image of Putin hung from NYC bridge
NEW YORK (AP) — A giant banner with an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the word "peacemaker" has been unfurled from a New York City bridge.
The banner was spotted hanging from the Brooklyn side of the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday. It shows Putin in a suit with a Russian and Syrian flag as backdrop.
Witnesses told the New York Post they saw two people unfurl the banner at about 1:45 p.m. Police say officers removed it about an hour later.
The bridge crosses the East River and connects lower Manhattan with downtown Brooklyn.
Police are investigating. There have been no arrests.