Residents: LGBTQ pride flags stolen from homes in Rye

The alleged thefts come one week after a pride flag was set on fire outside a home.

News 12 Staff

Aug 23, 2020, 1:49 AM

Updated 1,370 days ago

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Residents in Rye say four LGBTQ+ pride flags were taken from outside homes and tossed into the woods.
The alleged thefts come one week after a pride flag was set on fire outside a home.
Activists say the string of vandalism began in June. Since then, almost a dozen flags were damaged or stolen, sparking outrage in the community.
The Westchester County Human Rights Commission has denounced the flag burning act as a hate crime.
Rye police say the incidents are being investigated.


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