A man who goes by the name of Rev. Bud Green is taking responsibility for the mysterious white flags that arrived atop the Brooklyn Bridge last week. The stunt resulted in typical overreaction from the New York Police Department (NYPD), which announced soon thereafter that it was implementing "increased security measures on the Brooklyn Bridge… and other key facilities."
Now Rev. Bud Green is claiming his "New Pot Party" is behind the flags. In an interview with the Daily News, Green said "it was interesting that nobody knew what to make of it. It was interesting that people took it as a terror risk. We believe in nonviolent civil disobedience."
The Reverend first took credit for the flags on his blog:
Hello my fellow herb worshippers and revolutionaries. I can finally reveal that it was members of the New Pot Party that put up the bleached White Flags in NY that the whole country is talking about. The Flags symbolize the need for the new Pledge of No Allegiance that the Rev. Bud Green and the Pot Party revealed to the Public on the Fourth of July. On the night of July 22, brave members of the Pot Party and supporters of my candidacy for Prez in 2016 courageously climbed up and put up the new bleached flags.
The original plan was then to replace the bleached flags with 2 new flags but the fascist police prevented us from doing it with their constant surveillance. The 2 new flags were gonna be the Pot Party flag which is a marijuana leaf with the revolutionary slogan Don't Tread on Me to symbolize the beginning of a new American Revolution to be led by Pot Party Supporters.
The post goes on to bash "the Republicratic party," "the united corporations of America," the military industrial complex, "the evil one percent," the "right wing dictatorship," and rich pigs before concluding, "Put that it in your pipe and smoke it Fox News."
According to CBS New York, the NYPD said there was absolutely no truth to Green's claim.