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Banksy depicts U.S. flag set alight in heart-wrenching George Floyd tribute.


Leave it up to Banksy to contribute to the dialog in a short but sweet message that tears our hearts in two. This new artwork was published online on June 6, 2020 and depcits an American flag being set alight by a candle placed at a memorial in tribute of George Floyd. The small anonymous, black, silhouetted figure in the picture frame says it all.

Accompanying the picture was this short statement from Banksy:

“People of color are being failed by the system. The white system. This is a white problem. And if white people don’t fix it, someone will have to come upstairs and kick the door in”

Thank you Banksy!

Sources: Banksy via Instagram (@banksy)