Banksy’s coronavirus graffiti removed from London train, authorities ask him to choose a ‘suitable location’

LONDON: Even if you are, tagging is forbidden on London’s Underground.

Transport for London, the transportation agency for the greater London area, scrubbed the acclaimed’son the subject of Covid-19 from one of its trains, erasing a visual warning on the dangers of skipping face coverings.

Banksy uploaded a a 59-second video to his Instagram andpages on Tuesday that showed him spray painting on a Circle Line train.

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Clad in a white boiler suit, mask, goggles, and an orange jacket with the words “stay safe” on the back, he climbed on the train under the guise of being a maintenance worker.

He then stenciled his trademark rats in discreet corners of a train car. One memorable image shows a sickly rat with a runny nose that sneezes and spreads a spray of droplets across a window.

Transport for London officials say the works were removed because of a strict anti-graffiti policy. But they are hoping Banksy might be persuaded to tag again.

“We’d like to offer Banksy the chance to do a new version of his message for our customers in a suitable location,” the agency said in a statement.

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