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The banner of Vladimir Putin flapps off the side of the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday, Oct. 6.

The banner of Vladimir Putin flapps off the side of the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday, Oct. 6.

A giant banner featuring Russian President Vladimir Putin was unfurled on the side of the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday afternoon.

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The banner, which shows Putin’s portrait along with the word “Peacemaker” began flapping over the side of the span shortly before 2 p.m.

According to the New York Post, police officers removed the banner at about 3 p.m.
It’s not clear who put the banner there, but the NYPD said it’s taken it down.

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Source: Vladimir Putin Banner Unfurled Over Manhattan Bridge | NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Vladimir-Putin-Banner-Unfurled-Manhattan-Bridge-New-York-City-NYC-396198291.html#ixzz4MQf6uLbT
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