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Banksy spray painted his tag in the colour of a medical face mask
Banksy has returned to the London Underground with a piece encouraging people to wear a face mask.A video posted on his Instagram page shows a man, believed to be the enigmatic artist, disguised as a professional cleaner.He can been seen ordering passengers away as he gets to work, stencilling rats around the inside of a carriage.The artist's name is also daubed across the driver's door of a train.The work, called If You Don't Mask, You Don't Get, features a number of rats in pandemic-inspired poses and wearing face masks.
One rodent stencilled on the Circle Line train appears to be sneezing, while another is shown spraying anti-bacterial gel.
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At the end of the video, the words "I get lockdown" appear on the side of a station wall, followed by "but I get up again" as the train's doors close, while Chumbawamba's 1997 song Tubthumping plays.All users of public transport in London must wear a face mask. Face masks on public transport - one month onEarly on in his career Banksy, who is originally from Bristol, often spray painted rats and monkeys on to Tube trains.
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