Saved Banksy mural up for sale

A Banksy mural which was withdrawn at the last minute from a controversial auction in Miami earlier this year is set to go under the hammer in London next month, to the dismay of local campaigners.

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Banksy mural 'belongs to the people of Haringey'

The local Trades Union Congress in Haringey has attacked plans for a Banksy mural which first appeared on a wall in the borough to go up for auction in Covent Garden next month.

The Slave Labour Banksy belongs to the people of Haringey not to a wealthy private client. We want the sale stopped and the Banksy back where it belongs in London N22.

– Haringey TUC secretary Keith Flett

Auctioneers Sincura said the mural has "been sensitively restored under a cloak of secrecy", and will go on show alongside pieces by Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Mario Testino and Russell Young.

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