Banksy Artwork Criticizes Treatment of Refugees

A new interactive mural by cult graffiti artist Banksy appeared in London Monday morning, but it's already been covered up, NBC News reported. 

The piece, painted on the wall of a building site opposite the French Embassy, is the latest in a series from the artist criticizing the way refugees and migrants are treated at the Calais "Jungle" camp in northern France.

The mural, based on the iconic poster for the hit musical "Les Miserables," shows a young girl with tears in her eyes, and the French national flag in the background. A QR code next to them image links to a video showing French police using tear gas to disperse crowds in the Calais Jungle earlier this month.

In December, the artist created a work depicting Steve Jobs, the late founder of Apple, with a bag over his shoulder and an early model of an Apple computer in his hand. Banksy explained that he painted Steve Jobs in Calais because he was the son of a Syrian migrant from Homs.

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