Banksy reworks artwork to mark Syria crisis anniversary

Graffiti artist Banksy has re-worked his famous 'Balloon Girl' to mark the third anniversary of the Syria conflict.

On his website, Banksy writes of an incident in the Syrian town of Daraa on March 6, 2001, in which 15 children were arrested and tortured for painting "anti-authoritarian graffiti".

It goes on: "The protests that followed their detention led to an outbreak of violence across the country that would see a domestic uprising transform into a civil war displacing 9.3 million people from their homes."

On March 15, vigils will be held across the world to mark the anniversary of the crisis. They are being organised via #withsyria