There is new artwork by Banksy outside the French embassy in London. It shows the figure from Les Miserables being surrounded by teargas. The meaning behind the art? It is drawing the world’s attention to how the ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais is allegedly being cleared by the French using tear gas. The Guardian reports on Banksy’s latest political message.
Banksy’s work in London follows a mural in a tunnel of the Calais migrant camp a few weeks ago which showed Steve Jobs the founder of Apple. The link between Jobs and the migrant camp? Steve Jobs was the son of Syrian migrants, and in a short statement accompanying the work, Banksy emphasised that Apple, one of the most profitable companies in the world, only existed because “they allowed in a young man from Homs”.