A satirical take on immigration involving birds on a wire by renowned artist Banksy
OUCH !!! The truth hurts!!!
The Banksy that was too clever for council's politically correct jobsworths: Officials scrub off artist's latest satirical graffiti just a day after it appears in UKIP by-election constituency.
A complaint was made that the mural was 'offensive and racist'
Tendring District Council inspected the graffiti and agreed
Clacton-on-Sea locals were 'gutted' the artwork was destroyed.
Locals at the seaside town of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, were abuzz when the graffiti appeared on Tendring District Council's boathouse at West Beach this week.
It showed five grey pigeons holding up signs including one stating 'Go Back to Africa', seemingly aimed at a more colourful bird.
One of the pigeons' signs said 'Migrants Not Welcome' whilst another was holding a placard with the words 'Keep Off Our Worms'.
Nigel Brown, Tendring District Council's communications manager, said staff had inspected the site after receiving a complaint and 'agreed that it could be seen as offensive'.
He said it was removed 'in line with our policy to remove this type of material within 48 hours'.
Mr Brown added: 'We would obviously welcome an appropriate Banksy original on any of our seafronts and would be delighted if he returned in the future.'