Someone’s waging a mini-protest against London’s social cleansing.
It looks like a Congestion Charge sign, except it’s NOT.
It’s a Curfew sign and it says “Social Cleansing” at the bottom when it’s not blurred by an iPhone zoom and a moving bus, and it is, of course, not at all real.
Little investigations (i.e. searching on Instagram) tell me the artist is not Islington Council, but street artist Dr D.
Nevertheless, it’s keeping London commuters baffled and amused in equal parts.
Yesterday it confused two policemen, who were staring at one they’d just taken down, only for another one to pop up again this morning.
It’s not just in Angel either, from the looks of Instagram, they’re appearing all over the place.
In Central London…
And over yonder Clerkenwell…
You can read more about why Dr. D’s bothering with all this Curfew stuff riggghhtt here.