Banksy‘s do­na­tion to anti-arms

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

Banksy’s art­work. ANONY­MOUS street artist Banksy has do­nated £205,000 from the sale of a protest piece to anti-arms cam­paign­ers.

The art­work, Civil­ian Drone Strike, was on dis­play at the Stop The Arms Fair art ex­hi­bi­tion in east Lon­don.

It de­picts drones de­stroy­ing a car­toon im­age of a house, while a child and her dog look on in dis­tress.

The ex­hi­bi­tion was held along­side the world’s largest arms fair, the De­fence And Se­cu­rity Equip­ment In­ter­na­tional. Both ex­hi­bi­tions closed on Friday.

An­drew Smith from the Cam­paign Against Arms Trade said the money would be used “to en­sure we mo­bilise even more peo­ple against the next arms fair, so that we can stop it from hap­pen­ing”.

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