Subject: New ‘Les Mis’ Banksy Appeared Yesterday
From: Alex Kemp
Date: Monday, 25 January 2016 11:51:32 +0000
To: Oliver Kemp, Micaela Kemp, Liisa Kemp, Davin Kemp

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(2401_00-3) Labelled as “Opposite the French Embassy, Knightsbridge” on Banksy’s website

Banksy has done a number of pieces directly connected with the Calais refugee camp, and this one--clearly modelled on the musical “Les Miserables”, and showing a young girl with tears in her eyes from a canister of CS Gas--is yet another.

The artwork incorporates an interactive QR code (a first for Banksy pieces AFAIK). Viewed with a mobile phone, the BBC reports that it links to a web-based video of a raid on the Calais ‘Jungle" camp on January 1st during which teargas and rubber bullets were used.

That sounds like perfect propaganda to me.

Alex Kemp