A mural by British graffiti artist Banksy highlighting the alleged use of tear gas on refugees at the Jungle camp in Calais has appeared on a hoarding opposite the French embassy in London. The stencilled image mimics the logo of the musical Les Miserables, but in Banksys depiction the character Cosette is crying as she is engulfed by clouds of gas. A QR code next to it links to YouTube footage that purports to show footage from the police raids on the camp earlier in January.
The artist, whose identity has never been confirmed, last month painted a mural of late Apple founder Steve Jobs as a refugee on a wall at the Calais camp, referencing Jobs heritage as the son of a migrant from Syria to the United States. Other works in the French town that houses thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa who want to enter Britain also appeared on Banksys website.