Another Banksy art piece stolen in Paris

A mural created by street artist Banksy has been stolen from outside the Pompidou Centre in Paris, France.
City police officials have launched an investigation after the artwork, depicting a rat holding a knife, was taken from the back of a road sign on Sunday (01Sep19).
Banksy created the piece to mark the 50th anniversary of the May, 1968 student uprisings, when French youths and unionists joined forces to demand the resignation of leader Charles de Gaulle.
A spokesman for the Pompidou Centre says, “We are sad to inform you that Banksy’s work of art facing our building on rue Beaubourg was stolen during the night. Although this piece was not part of our collection, we were proud that the artist had chosen the side of our building to create it, as an homage to the events of May ’68.”
It’s not the first time a Banksy mural has been stolen in Paris – in January, a piece was cut out and removed from one of the emergency doors at the Bataclan theatre. The artist created that as a tribute to the people who were killed when armed terrorists opened fire inside the venue during an Eagles of Death Metal concert in 2015.