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There's a new Banksy mural in Knightsbridge (but it might be getting removed)

Isabelle Aron

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Graffiti guru Banksy has been busy crafting a new artwork this weekend – this time doing his thing on a wall opposite the French embassy in Knightsbridge. The artwork shows a character from musical 'Les Misérables' being blasted with tear gas – and is the latest in a series of Banksy murals to criticise Europe's approach to the refugee crisis. For the first time, the artist has gone all interactive by including a QR code, which links through to a video of a police raid on the camps in Calais earlier this month.

A group of pesky light-fingered folks have already tried to steal the artwork, attempting to prise it off the wall with screwdrivers last night – but they'd left (empty-handed) by the time police turned up. And according to London Live, the owner of the building might be planning to remove the mural or cover it up. Either way, it looks like it might not be sticking around for long – so get down there pronto if you want to see it.

Or, take a look at these snaps of the artwork:


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