Rainbow flag again set on fire at New York gay bar

By : Wire Report
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ABOVE: The entrance to Alibi Lounge in Harlem. (Photo courtesy Alibi’s Facebook)

NEW YORK (AP) | A rainbow flag was set on fire at the entrance to a New York City gay bar on July 8 — the second such incident at the same club in just over a month.

Alibi Lounge owner Alexi Minko said staff members, alerted by someone on the street, found the flag had been set aflame between 12:20 a.m. and 12:45 a.m. New York City police were already investigating a possible anti-gay bias crime after rainbow flags at the Harlem bar’s entrance were torched just after midnight May 31, a day before the start of the city’s Pride Month celebrations.

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