NYC Resident Puts Up Confederate Flag in Apartment Window, Drawing Rock Throwers and Insults

The Lower East Side apartment sports a colonial flag, an Israeli flag and — most upsettingly for one neighbor in particular — a Confederate flag. (SAM COSTANZA/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
The Lower East Side apartment sports a colonial flag, an Israeli flag and — most upsettingly for one neighbor in particular — a Confederate flag. (SAM COSTANZA/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

A rabble-rouser is raising the ire of East Village residents with a rebel flag.

Angry neighbors tossed rocks and hurled insults Wednesday at the windows of an E. Eighth St. apartment where a pair of Confederate flags were draped, backlit by bright lights.

Cops blocked off the area outside the building around 11 p.m. and were trying to talk to the tenant, according to Mike Schweinsberg, the ABCD block association president.

“We don’t want a riot here,” Schweinsberg said.

Dozens of neighbors crowded along lines of police tape to gawk at the banners.

A video obtained by the Daily News shows a man lobbing rocks at the sixth-floor windows of the building, on the corner of Avenue D, earlier in the day.

The NYPD said no arrests were made at the address.

The Confederate flags, joined by Israeli and American flags, have been hanging in the windows for more than a year, but recent violence in Virginia has brought new meaning to the symbols, neighbors said.

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SOURCE: New York Post, by JOHN ANNESE, ELLEN MOYNIHAN, and DENIS SLATTERY