A mural depicting money-grabbing bankers will be removed following complaints that it resembles the anti-Semitic propaganda of Nazi Germany.
The provocative painting has appeared on a wall in the predominantly Muslim area of Brick Lane in East London, once a thriving Jewish community.
The mural, by international graffiti artist Mear One, shows moustachioed and hooked-nosed bankers huddled around a Monopoly board supported on the backs of the working class, seemingly drawing on long outdated Jewish stereotypes.
There's an "official" stop motion video here from artist Mear One, showing the creation of this masterwork, along with a heart-felt plea:
"There is word of an attempt to buff my mural in London tomorrow morning. If any one is in Shoredich appreciates my art please try to get together with others and stand against them. Repost this to your friends in London and the UK. Reason is a group of conservatives do not like my mural and are playing a race card with me. My mural is about class & privilege. The banker group is made up of Jewish & white Anglos. For some reason they are saying I am anti semetic. This I am most defenatly not...."
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