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Banksy Mural Removed for Being ‘Racist’ and ‘Offensive’

Posted: September 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: ART, Art News, Artist, Banksy, Painter | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Banksy Mural Removed for Being ‘Racist’ and ‘Offensive’

Banksy Mural Removed for Being 'Racist' and 'Offensive'

A local council has removed a mural by British artist Banksy following a complaint it was racist. The depiction on a wall in the seaside town of Clacton in south-east England showed a group of pigeons holding signs stating “migrants not welcome” and “go back to Africa” directed at a small green bird.

Tendring District Council said it received a complaint that the artwork was “racist” and “offensive” and had removed it, unaware that it was thought to be by Banksy. The controversy emerged a week before voters in the area decide whether to elect Britain’s first MP from a party opposing mass immigration :: Read the full article »»»»