The Bristol Anarchist Bookfair was contacted on Tuesday by Banksy's associates advising that he has produced a poster to be exclusively sold at the Bookfair - as a fundraiser for local groups in the Stokes Croft/Bristol area who support local art, squatting and those arrested & harassed as a result of the recent Stokes Croft disturbances.
The poster has been released online at the Banksy Forum and Pictures On Walls, announcing it is available for £5, with the following statement: "After the recent Tesco riots in Bristol Banksy has produced this fine commemorative souvenir poster. It's available exclusively from Bristol's Anarchist Bookfair this coming Saturday. All proceeds go to the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft and associates."
We understand the 'associates' will be using any funds raised to support Stokes Croft defendants and those in housing need.
We are sure the authorities in Bristol, who have been so full of praise for Banksy in recent times, will appreciate this gesture and not lose their sense of humour.
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