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World-renowned graphic artist Banksy published a photo of his newest work on his Instagram on Saturday, as protests against the death of George Floyd spread across the globe.
The piece depicts an American flag hanging on a wall above a tribute to a (presumably deceased) figure, with a candle setting the flag alight.
The Instagram post was accompanied by a long caption, reading:
"At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue.
But why would I do that? It's not their problem. It's mine.
People of colour are being failed by the system. The white system. Like a broken pipe flooding the apartment of the people living downstairs. The faulty system is making their life a misery, but it’s not their job to fix it. They can’t, no one will let them in the apartment upstairs.
This is a white problem. And if white people don’t fix it, someone will have to come upstairs and kick the door in.”