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Mysterious street artist Banksy has had a mural dedicated to the victims of 2015's terrorist attack at a Paris theater, stolen.
A mural by British street artist Banksy on a fire-exit door at Paris' Bataclan theater, where members of the Islamic State group killed 90 people three years ago, has been stolen, Reuters reported Saturday.
"We are today filled with a deep sense of indignation. The work of Banksy, a symbol of contemplation belonging to all - residents, Parisians and citizens of the world - has been taken from us," the Bataclan said in a Twitter post.
Thieves with a van had stolen the door on which the mural was painted the previous night, a police source told Reuters.
The work depicted a veiled female figure in a mournful pose with her head bowed.
The Bataclan theater was stormed by members of the Islamic State Group during a concert by U.S. rock band Eagles of Death Metal in November 2015, as part of coordinated attacks in and around Paris that killed 130 people.
Some of Banksy's works in Paris, which also addressed issues like immigration, were vandalized soon after they were put up, while others were protected by screens. Evidence that the Paris murals were attributed to the British artist stems from his Instagram page, which all-but-confirm the artwork's authenticity.
The murals of Banksy, who keeps his real name secret, have become prized attractions for collectors. A work created last month in an industrial town in Wales, depicting a child enjoying snow that is in fact pollution, was sold for over 100,000 pounds (US$132,000).