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26th Apr 2019

Suspected Banksy artwork discovered at Extinction Rebellion site in Marble Arch

The artist appears to have backed the climate change protests that took place in London this week

A suspected Banksy piece has been spotted in Marble Arch, London, where the Extinction Rebellion climate change protests have taken place over the last fortnight.

Support for Extinction Rebellion has reportedly quadrupled following their blockade in the capital, with the pressure group raising over £200,000 in two weeks thanks to an influx of new donations and volunteers.

It now appears that the notorious artist-at-large Banksy has thrown his weight behind the organisation after a stylistically similar graffiti artwork was discovered in Marble Arch, near the Extinction Rebellion base.

The art bears the image of a child holding the Extinction Rebellion emblem next to a small plant dug into the ground, along with the words: “From this moment despair ends and tactics begin.”

Over 1,000 people were arrested by police over the course of the protests, which began on April 15. More than 10,000 police officers were deployed to control the demonstration and Met police say that 69 people have been charged.