Banksy Mural, A Tourist Magnet, Suffers Paintball Attack

“One of Banksy’s best-loved Bristol murals has been targeted by vandals as fans continue to arrive in their droves for his exhibition just up the road. … In 2006 the city council asked the public whether they wanted the mural to stay or go – 93 per cent of respondents asked for it to remain.” That vote, a city councilor theorized in the wake of the defacement, may have “destroyed [Banksy’s] street cred.”