'This is a White Problem:' Banksy Dedicates New Painting to George Floyd Protests

© REUTERS / BRENDAN MCDERMIDNYPD officers face demonstrators after curfew during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in New York City, U.S., June 2, 2020.
NYPD officers face demonstrators after curfew during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in New York City, U.S., June 2, 2020. - Sputnik International
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Riots that emerged in Minneapolis, Minnesota over the death of George Floyd, an African American man, has since grown into mass protests across the US and peaceful protests of solidarity worldwide. Earlier in the day, demonstrators gathered near the US embassy in Paris with another protest held in the UK.

Anonymous artist and political activist Banksy has published a painting on his Instagram account dedicated to the two-week-long protests over the death of George Floyd.

The painting depicts a portrait of a dark figure, flowers and a burning candle setting fire to the US flag.

The artist has also provided a message, putting the blame for the ongoing situation on "the white system."

"And if white people don't fix it, someone will have to come upstairs and kick the door in," Banksy concluded.
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On May 25, George Floyd, an African American man, died in Minneapolis police custody in the US state of Minnesota.

A video of the arrest showed a white police officer pressing his knee onto Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes while the African American man lied handcuffed on his stomach, repeatedly saying he could not breathe.

The incident sparked protests against police violence and racism in various cities across the US and in other countries.

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