January 25, 2016 10:35 am
Updated: January 25, 2016 11:45 am

Banksy takes swipe at France on migrant crisis

WATCH ABOVE: A new piece of art by Banksy taking a swipe at French authorities for their handling of the migrant crisis in Calais has appeared in London.

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LONDON – The street artist Banksy has taken a swipe at French authorities for their handling of the migrant crisis in Calais, placing a drawing of the child featured on posters for the musical Les Miserables surrounded by tear gas.

The elusive street artist placed the mural near the French Embassy in London. His publicist, Jo Brooks, confirmed Monday that the work was genuine.

People photograph a Banksy artwork opposite the French embassy on January 25, 2016 in London, England.

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The work contains an interactive image that links to a video that shows police using tear gas in a Calais raid.

It’s not the street artist’s first criticism of France. Last month, he tried to underscore the potential of migrants by depicting the late Steve Jobs – whose biological father was from Syria – carrying a black garbage bag and an early model of the Macintosh computer.

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