PARIS : Graffiti artist Banksy needles France with migrant mural blitz.

The mysterious British street artist Banksy appears to have taken aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants in a series of new new murals in Paris.

The world's best known graffiti painter apparently ''blitzed'' the French capital over the last few days, leaving as many as six works on walls across the city. None of the works were signed as his been Banksy's wont in recent years - but experts said that they look genuine.

The most political issues with France's tough anti-migrant policy, with nearly 40 makeshift camps rated in Paris in the last three years and President Emmanuel Macron determined that the city does not become a magnet for the refugees.

In the mural a young black girl sprays a pink pink wallpaper pattern over a a  swastika on a wall next to her sleeping bag and teddy bear in an attempt to make her patch of pavement more cossy.

The image is on a wall in northern Paris next to an official refugee shelter which was controversially closed in March despite protests from the city's socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo.

Since then around 2,000  migrants, including children and teenagers, have been sleeping rough along canals and under motorway bridges.

Migrants were still sleeping next to the mural on Sunday. Experts said the images echoes the artists  2009 painting  ''Go Flock Yourself.''


Banksy, who has not yet confirmed the works are his on Instagram account, has been a long time supporter of the refugee cause.

However, he has often traveled to make powerful political points with his art about  everything from Brexit  to the fate of Palestinians.

in 2015, he painted a mural on the edge of the  Calais  ''jungle''  camp built by migrants trying to get to Britain, which has since been razed by the authorities.

The  Son of Migrant from  Syria depicted Apple  co-founder Steve Jobs   -who was of Syrian descent    -carrying a knapsack and an Apple computer.

The Honor Serving of Banksy's masterly work continues to Part 2.


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