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Rainbow flags set on fire at Harlem gay bar

NEW YORK (AP) – Police say they’re investigating a possible anti-gay bias crime after flags were set on fire at the entrance of a gay bar in Harlem.

A police spokesman says the rainbow flags were burned just after midnight Friday at the Alibi Lounge a day before the start of the city’s Pride Month celebrations.

On its Instagram, the business bills itself as the only black-owned gay lounge in New York City, serving food and drinks.

Photos of the scorched, multicolored flags were posted online.

No one was injured, and rain extinguished the flames.

Associated Press

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