The street artist Banksy has taken a swipe at French authorities for their handling of the migrant crisis in Calais, placing a drawing of the child featured on posters for the musical Les Misérables surrounded by tear gas.

The elusive street artist placed the mural near the French Embassy in London.

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A worker covers the Banksy artwork opposite the French Embassy in London on Monday. (Alastair Grant/Associated Press)

His publicist, Jo Brooks, confirmed Monday that the work was genuine.

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The QR code below the Banksy artwork displayed opposite the French embassy in London. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

The work contains an interactive image that links to a video that shows police using tear gas in a Calais raid.

It's not the street artist's first criticism of France. Last month, he tried to underscore the potential of migrants by depicting the late Steve Jobs — whose biological father was from Syria — carrying a black garbage bag and an early model of the Macintosh computer. 

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An earlier Banksy graffiti work at the entrance of the Calais refugee camp in France depicted late Apple guru Steve Jobs, whose biological father was from Syria, carrying a black garbage bag and an early model of the Macintosh computer. (Michel Spingler/Associated Press)