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Banksy's new mural shows a man chipping away at the stars in the European flag

It appeared on a building near the Dover ferry terminal over the weekend.

BANKSY, THE RENOWNED (if elusive) artist, has a new artwork.

The mural of a workman chipping away at the stars in the EU flag, which appeared near the Dover ferry terminal overnight on Saturday, is a not-too-subtle comment on Brexit and the UK general election.

Pictures of the mural appeared on his Instagram account, and representatives have confirmed it is genuine.

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Dover, England.

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The anonymous artist’s subversive and satirical humour has achieved huge international renown since he surfaced in the 1990s.

Hailing from the underground activist culture of Bristol, his stencilled output often features anti-establishment messages.

The European flag, according to the EU website:

The European flag symbolises both the European Union and, more broadly, the identity and unity of Europe.
It features a circle of 12 gold stars on a blue background. They stand for the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe.
The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of member countries, though the circle is a symbol of unity.

- Includes reporting from AFP 

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