Banksy Bataclan tribute found in Abruzzo

Work turns up in farmhouse near Teramo

(ANSA) - Pescara, June 11 - Cult street artist Banksy's tribute to the 2015 Bataclan massacre survivors, stolen from outside the Paris theatre in January last year, was presented at a press conference on Thursday after being found in the attic of a farmhouse near Teramo in Abruzzo.
    Police said the owner of the farmhouse was the only one with access to the attic while the Chinese family living in the house was unaware of the work's presence.
    Police said they are following all leads but have yet to place anyone under investigation.
    Banksy painted the mural on the exit door of the theatre following the November 2015 terrorist attack on the Bataclan, which killed 90 people. It depicts a sad-looking veiled figure gazing downward, and it is believed to be a tribute to the survivors of that attack.
    The attack on the Bataclan, which happened during a concert at the packed venue, was part of a coordinated series of attacks on the French capital the night of November 13, 2015.
    Restaurants, cafes, a bar and the city's main stadium were also targeted. At least 130 people were killed and nearly 500 were wounded. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.


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