The end of the 10 days of climate change protests by Extinction Rebellion activists has been marked by the daubing of what appears to be a Banksy mural.
While there is no confirmation the piece is by the famed artist, it does bear a similar stencilled style.
It shows a child clutching an Extinction Rebellion sign while crouching near a plant shoot emerging from the earth.
“From this moment despair ends and tactics begin,” accompanying words say.
Skeena Rathor, vision co-ordinator for the activists also known as XR, told the crowd in Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park on Thursday that the event marked a “pause” in their protests.