People attempt to steal Banksy’s mural | Sunday Observer

People attempt to steal Banksy’s mural

4 December, 2022

Police arrested a group of individuals who attempted to slice the mural by graffiti artist Banksy off a war-damaged wall in the city of Hostomel, near Kyiv, Ukraine.

The group managed to slice off a section of board and plaster bearing the image of a woman in a gas mask and dressing gown holding a fire extinguisher on the side of a scorched building. The governor of the Kyiv region Oleksiy Kuleba said in a statement that the image was still intact and police were protecting it.

“These images are, after all, symbols of our struggle against the enemy … We’ll do everything to preserve these works of street art as a symbol of our victory,” he said.

– Al Jazeera