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Banksy releases new artwork inspired by the death of George Floyd


The recently debuted artwork by Banksy.

Anonymous English street artist Banksy has struck again.

The famous graffiti artist has released a new artwork inspired by the killing of George Floyd.

After posting the new piece on his Instagram page on June 6, Banksy wrote: “At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue. But why would I do that? It’s not their problem. It’s mine.”

He continued: “People of colour are being failed by the system. The white system.


“Like a broken pipe flooding the apartment of the people living downstairs. This faulty system is making their life a misery, but it’s not their job to fix it. They can’t — no-one will let them in the apartment upstairs.”

He concluded the post by writing: “This is a white problem. And if white people don’t fix it, someone will have to come upstairs and kick the door in.”

The new piece of art he posted shows a tribute to an anonymous black figure alongside a candle that has set the American flag on fire.


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Protests have broken out across the US in the wake of the killing of the 46-year-old African American Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody.

Following an incident on June 5, which saw a 75-year-old man pushed to the ground during a Black Lives Matter protest, two members of the Buffalo Police department were suspended.

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