Sunday, April 24, 2011

Banksy Starts a Riot

The mild, mild west.
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

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