Political Grafitti Artist Strikes At Disneyland

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Graffiti artist Banksy has struck again, this time erecting a life-size sculpture of a Guantanamo Bay inmate at Disneyland.

Families visiting the Los Angeles theme park saw a jarring figure — dressed in an orange jumpsuit with its hands and feet manacled — beside the Rocky Mountain Railroad ride.

Last week Banksy, who calls himself a "guerrilla artist", hit out at hotel heiress Paris Hilton.

He tampered with hundreds of her new albums in music stores, replacing her CD with his own remixes and giving the tracks titles such as Why Am I Famous?, What Have I Done? and What Am I For?

He also changed pictures of her on the sleeve to show her topless and with a dog’s head. His Disneyland piece was made out of an inflatable doll with a black hood.

It poked fun at the controversial detention of hundreds of terror suspects at the American naval base in Cuba.

Amnesty International has blasted the prison as a "human rights scandal".

The Disneyland sculpture remained in place for one and a half hours before it was spotted.

The ride was then shut down and the doll removed.


 

 

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