Guerrilla street artist, Banksy, known for his controversial, and often politically themed, stencilled pieces has just claimed responsibility for the EU flag mural in Dover, England.
The mysterious artwork appeared overnight near the Dover ferry terminal. Dover is a major port for ferries to Calais, France. The mural features the artist’s signature stencil work, depicting a worker chipping away at one of the European flag’s 12 stars leaving cracks in the process.
The mural represents the after-effect of Brexit (a portmanteau of “British” and “exit”) on the European Union (EU).
The United Kingdom’s planned withdrawal from the EU following the 2016 referendum vote to leave, the UK government started the withdrawal process on 29 March 2017, putting the UK on course to leave by April 2019.
The vote for Brexit was extremely close with 51.89% to leave the european union and 48.11% to stay.