>> Elusive British street artist Banksy is taking on Britain's exit from the European Union. His latest mural appearing on a wall in Dover on England's south coast, it depicts a workman chipping away one of the 12 gold stars of the EU flag. The location is no accident, Dover is a ferry port that connects England with France, its White Cliffs often seen as a symbol of England.
The pro-Brexit Sun Newspaper projected the message Dover and Out on the cliffs on the day the British Prime Minister triggered the country's withdrawal from the EU. Banksy, whose identity is unknown, has a long history of provocative artworks that touch on current social and political issues. In 2015, he created four pieces at the so-called Jungle migrant camp in Calais.
One featured Apple founder Steve Jobs in a nod to his background as the son of a Syrian migrant. Then in March, Banksy created the Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, a guest house that stands close to Israel's towering security barrier in the occupied West Bank. His latest work though perhaps ambiguous enough to be claimed by both sides in the Brexit debate.