Banksy Brexit mural in Dover provokes heated online debate

Banksy EU mural in Dover provokes online debate

The mural has triggered much debate on social media Credit: Instagram - Banksy)

Monday, May 8, 2017

A new Banksy mural which appeared in Dover has triggered online debate over the fate of the UK as it begins to leave the European Union. 

The mural, which appeared near the A20 in Kent, shows an EU flag with a man chipping away at one of its stars.

His action causes cracks to appear across the flag - apparently a metaphor for how the union might react in the wake of Britain's departure. 

The post, which appeared on Instagram, has divided opinion - with several people critising the work while others point out how symbolic it is. 

Banksy is renowned for his political works of graffiti art, having done pieces to comment on various issues like the European Migration Crisis and slave labour.