Masked Artist Banksy Buys Ships to Rescue Refugees and Migrants August 30 at 10:26 AM
Banksy, a masked artist known for his sharp social satire, has revealed that he has purchased a ship to help private operations to rescue refugees and migrants aiming for Europe from Africa and elseunciers at sea.
In the Mediterranean, there are many cases where refugees and migrants aiming for Europe from Africa and the Middle East lose their lives.
Against this, the masked artist Banksy posted a video on Instagram today, revealing that he had bought a ship from the French Navy and turned it into a ship for civilian activities to rescue refugees and other people at sea.
The video criticizes the EU-European Union authorities for deliberately ignoring rescue requests from non-Europeans.
The ship depicts a girl wearing a life jacket and a heart-shaped float, and is said to have been inspired by Banksy’s own representative work.
According to the Guardian, a leading British newspaper, Banksy contacted a woman who was on a rescue operation last September and offered to “use the money she earned from her work on the theme of the refugee crisis to buy new ships.”
The ship had already carried out rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, protecting 219 people, including children, as of the 28th, but as the ship became overcrowded, an Italian Coast Guard vessel that received a rescue request took over 49 people and one person who died, especially 49 people in need of protection.