New York City bar has rainbow flags burnt for a second time in more than a month

The Alibi Lounge in Harlem had the flags vandalised back in May


Words: Steve Brown

The owner of a New York City gay bar says the rainbow flags outside the club have been set on fire again.

For the second time in just a month, the Alibi Lounge saw the flags outside the club’s entrance have been set on fire in what New York City police are calling a possible hate crime.

According to the Daily Mail, owner Alexi Minko says the flags were burnt around 12.20am and 12.45am.

Police are already investigating the vandalism as a possible anti-gay hate crime.

Luckily no one was injured in either time the flags were burnt but no suspects have been identified.