On May 6, at the awakening of the citizens of Dover, England, the city did not look the same as the night before.

Not too far from the port that connects the UK with continental Europe, appeared a large mural representing the European Union flag covering the three-floor side of the Amusements Castle building.

The mural, made with the stencil technique, depicts a metalworker chipping away on one of the 12 stars, those that, according to the EU website, “stand for the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe.”

The (artistic) intervention has been claimed by British street artist Banksy and the reference is clearly to Brexit, the glittering UK exit from the EU.

Images by Mel Lloyd.

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