Shocking moment vandals tear LGBT Pride flags in a mall – if you use a crutch to drag them to the floor before burning & # 39;
- CCTV footage at the Olympia Shopping Arcade, Kirkcaldy, Scotland caught two men
- One of the men uses a crutch to help his friend grab the flags and remove them
- They dump them in a heap and photos & # 39; s appeared of one of the burned banners
- The flags were set up the day before by the center to support the LGBT Pride month
Disturbing images have emerged of homophobic vandals pulling down LGBT Pride flags in a shopping mall – which had been put down just a few hours earlier.
CCTV photos of the Olympia Shopping Arcade in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, are catching the two men while they insist on tearing the flags last Friday.
One of the men uses a crutch to help his friend reach the flags and remove them before he throws them on the ground.
The CCTV of a store in the Olympia Shopping Arcade in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, catches the two men while they insist on tearing the LGBT flags last Friday (photo)
Photos & # 39; s uploaded on social media seem to show that one of the banners has been burned and left behind.
They were set up by the mall the day before the attack to show support for the LGBT Pride month.
The clip of the vandals was posted on the Facebook page of the mall in an attempt to name and blame the guilty on Friday.
It was subtitled: & # 39; So here we try to brighten up the arcade if it is the proud month!
One of the men uses a crutch (left) to help his friend reach the flags and remove them before he throws them into the ground.
& # 39; We have set up five proud flags and today in broad daylight some people took an exception to our flags and not only took them off, but burned them too!
& # 39; It's pathetic! It's our arcade, we pay our rent, we take care of our businesses and we help each other, so if we want to set up flags, that's our business! & # 39;
The message continued: & # 39; Do not damage people's private property if you are on CCTV!
& # 39; We don't deserve this. More flags will go up and we will fight through!
& # 39; So the police are not only contacted with the details, but of course also with the video. & # 39;
The stool lowers the flag precisely enough for the other man to drag it to the ground, and the same actions are performed on the adjacent flag
The men enter the tunnel that extends through the gallery and one of them – holding a drink – sees the flags above his head.
He takes a running jump in an attempt to pull him down, but cannot reach, so his friend uses his crutch to hook the flags.
The stool lowers the flag precisely enough for the other man to drag it to the ground, and the same actions are performed on the adjacent flag.
Photos & # 39; s uploaded on social media seem to show that one of the banners has been burned and left on the floor
Their actions were described as a & # 39; hate crime & # 39; through the mall, next to an image of the burnt material.
Social media users condemned the actions of the harsh vandals.
Katy Ovenstone said: & # 39; This behavior is common. I hope a judge sets them a real example for their hate crime, totally disgusting. & # 39;
And Ann Moffet wrote: & # 39; Total wasters, no respect. & # 39;
Some of them mainly touch the man who uses the stool.
And Stuart Telfer added: “Bless that disabled guy. He wanted that flag so badly that he forgot that he was disabled. It's a miracle. & # 39;
Further updates to the post since Friday claimed that the vandals had been identified and the case was settled.
LGBT Pride month is celebrated in June and various events take place worldwide to raise awareness.
Kirkcaldy is hosting the second Fife Pride parade on July 6.
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