British street artist Banksy has added his voice and drawing talent to the Black Lives Matter movement, on social media, the BBC reported.
On his Instagram account Saturday morning, Banksy drew a shrine to an anonymous black figure. In the three panel drawing, a burning candle set the American flag on fire.
In a more subtle move, Banksy, noted for his political commentary, also changed the circle for his profile to solid black.
"At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue,” Banksy wrote. “But why would I do that? It’s not their problem. It’s mine.
“People of color are being failed by the system. The white system,” Banksy said. “Like a broken pipe flooding the apartment of the people living downstairs. This 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,” Banksy concluded. “And if white people don’t fix it, someone will have to come upstairs and kick the door in.”
A Black Lives Matter protest is scheduled to be held Sunday in Banksy’s hometown of Bristol, the BBC reported.
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