A new mural by street artist Banksy has appeared outside the French embassy in London, criticizing the alleged use of tear gas against migrants in Calais. The artwork depicts the image of the young girl from “Les Misérables” with tears in her eyes as gas seeps towards her.
“Cheval Property Management Limited will be preserving the mural and is currently discussing future plans for the artwork,” saysMike Sadler, director of Cheval Property Management Limited, the company that owns the property where Banksy painted this latest work.
Since last year, the French riot police have used tear gas on several occasions against migrants who were seeking to leave the Calais camp for Britain. The authorities argued that the gas is used when migrants become “extremely violent” to restore order in the so called “Jungle” refugee camp.