Banksy has shared his support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The anonymous artist’s latest work was shared on his Instagram page. It depicts a vigil for a member of the black community, whose picture is in a frame next to some flowers and a candle, which burns an American flag as it hangs on the wall.
In a statement accompanying the artwork, 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.
“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.”