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Banner with image of Putin hung from NYC bridge

In this photo provided by Gothamist.com, a banner bearing an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin showing him with a Russian and Syrian flag as backdrop and labeling him a "peacemaker" hangs from the Manhattan Bridge, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in New York. Witnesses told the New York Post they saw two people unfurl the banner at about 1:45 p.m. Thursday. Police say officers removed the banner about an hour later. No arrests have been made, but investigation is continuing according to police. (Nathan Tempey/Gothamist.com via AP)
October 06, 2016 - 3:49 PM

NEW YORK - A giant banner with an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the word "peacemaker" has been unfurled from a New York City bridge.

The banner was spotted hanging from the Brooklyn side of the Manhattan Bridge on Thursday. It shows Putin in a suit with a Russian and Syrian flag as backdrop.

Witnesses told the New York Post they saw two people unfurl the banner at about 1:45 p.m. Police say officers removed it about an hour later.

The bridge crosses the East River and connects lower Manhattan with downtown Brooklyn.

Police are investigating. There have been no arrests.

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