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USA: Banksy customises NYC wall with mural for imprisoned Turkish artist01:34

USA: Banksy customises NYC wall with mural for imprisoned Turkish artist

United States, New York City
March 16, 2018 at 23:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

A 70-foot-long (80-inch) mural by the anonymous street artist who goes by the tag Banksy was unveiled in lower Manhattan in New York, to protest the imprisonment of artist Zehra Dogan in Turkey and people are lining up to take a photo of the artwork, footage filmed on Friday reveals.

The unveiling took place on Thursday, and gave ground to an enormous mural that depicts prison bars with the Kurdish-Turkish journalist Zehra Dogan locked behind them.

Dogan was arrested by Turkish authorities and sentenced last March for painting an artwork depicting the destruction of a Kurdish village with the Turkish flag painted over the rubble.

She is reportedly connected to the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK), which has been dubbed a terrorist group by the Turkish state.

"I really feel for her. I've painted things much more worthy of a custodial sentence," Banksy has said in reference to Dogan.

USA: Banksy customises NYC wall with mural for imprisoned Turkish artist01:34
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A 70-foot-long (80-inch) mural by the anonymous street artist who goes by the tag Banksy was unveiled in lower Manhattan in New York, to protest the imprisonment of artist Zehra Dogan in Turkey and people are lining up to take a photo of the artwork, footage filmed on Friday reveals.

The unveiling took place on Thursday, and gave ground to an enormous mural that depicts prison bars with the Kurdish-Turkish journalist Zehra Dogan locked behind them.

Dogan was arrested by Turkish authorities and sentenced last March for painting an artwork depicting the destruction of a Kurdish village with the Turkish flag painted over the rubble.

She is reportedly connected to the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK), which has been dubbed a terrorist group by the Turkish state.

"I really feel for her. I've painted things much more worthy of a custodial sentence," Banksy has said in reference to Dogan.

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