America is witnessing a revolution across the country but the support is coming from all pockets of the world. Black Lives Matter protests in Australia, Europe, and Asia have taken place in support of justice for George Floyd while this week, the officers involved in the Houston native’s death have been charged for their involvement. 

Banksy has often taken social issues and turned these moments into powerful art. Though his identity still hasn’t been confirmed, he shared a powerful statement on his Instagram page with three slides. The first includes a picture frame with a shadowy figure and a lit candle next to it. The next slide zooms out of the shot revealing the candle lighting the American flag.

“At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people about this issue.

BUt why would I do that?
It’s not their problem. It’s mine.

People of colour are being failed by the system. The white system. Liek a broken pipe flooding the apartment of the people living downstairs. This fauly 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 partment upstairs.

This is a white problem. And if white people don’t fix it, someone will have to come upstairs and kick the door in.”

 Check the post out below.