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Banksy immigration mural removed in England
Banksy immigration mural removed in England

An immigration-themed mural attributed to the street artist Banksy was removed this week in the English coastal town of Clacton-on-Sea after accusations that the art was racist, according to published reports. The work appeared to support immigrants and mock immigration opponents. The outdoor art depicted five pigeons holding anti-immigration signs ("Migrants not welcome," "Keep off our worms") while staring down a brightly colored swallow. Images of the mural have appeared on Banksy's official website. A report in the Guardian stated that on Tuesday, local officials received a complaint of "offensive and racist remarks" painted on a...

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