Sunday, April 24, 2011
Banksy Starts a Riot
Life imitates art as the police in riot gear mirror the Banksy police riot piece up in the background.
Powerful photo that almost seems photoshopped, but it is a real life shot taken with police in full riot gear lining up in front of a Banksy piece picturing police in full riot gear.
Banksy's piece is entitled 'Mild, Mild, West' and it features police in full riot gear charging a cartoon animal holding a gas bomb.
The Guardian reports that the riots were caused by a heavy handed response by police to some vandalism directed towards an unwanted corporate chain store.
Picture from staticfriction1 on Flickr via CapturingBanksy