Banksy Releases Statement on Rescue Boat Operation

By now, you’ve likely already heard about the Banksy-funded refugee rescue operation happening in the Mediterranean Sea. Named for the 19th century French anarchist, the M.V. Louise Michel has picked up a total of 219 migrants off the coast of Libya since Thursday, and is currently looking for a safe place to port. The artist released the below statement this morning about the mission. As always, graffiti’s most notorious figure absolutely nails it. For more info, visit

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