A mural believed to be by Banksy has appeared at Marble Arch in London in the midst of the Extinction Rebellion protests.
Extinction Rebellion is an international non-violent rebellion against the world’s governments for criminal inaction on the ecological crisis. Protests are happening all over the world, and in the UK.
London protests started Monday 15 April 2019, focusing on areas such as Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge and the area around Parliament Square.
Extinction Rebellion wants to rally support worldwide around a common sense of urgency to tackle climate breakdown and it looks like Banksy has shown his support through his art! The mural appeared overnight at the police-sanctioned protest area at Marble Arch.
The artwork shows a young child holding her own placard with the Extinction Rebellion emblem on, in front of her she has dug a mound of earth with a green shoot appearing, representing new life is growing.
Accompanying the visual are words from the Extinction Rebellion: “From this moment despair ends and tactics begin.”
The spot Banksy chose was next to the Marble Arch protests, with mature trees framing the piece.
We have seen the young girl before, not as a street piece, but hanging up as a canvas in Banksy’s “The Walled Off Hotel” in West Bank, Palestine. See our blog here.
Although it has not been officially confirmed yet, this piece bears all the hallmarks of a Banksy.
More updates to follow later.
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