NYPD arrests 3 women who try to hang bridge ‘VOTE’ banner

November 5, 2018 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three women have been arrested after police say they tried to unfurl a banner on a New York City bridge on the eve of the midterm elections.

Police say the women, ranging in age from 23 to 37, were apprehended mid-span on the Manhattan Bridge bicycle path at around 6:15 a.m. on Monday.

The women were only able to hang part of the banner from the side of the bridge before police stopped them.

The banner, which said “VOTE,” was about the length of several cars.

The women, residents of Brooklyn and Queens, were issued summonses for unlawful posting and not having a permit.

A group of progressive activist artists called the Flo Kennedy Society claimed responsibility for the stunt.