A powerful new protest about the Grenfell Tower fire was launched in London today (February 15), with the campaign group Justice 4 Grenfell displaying three mobile advertisements demanding answers in the style of the acclaimed film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Justice 4 Grenfell paid homage to the Martin McDonagh-directed film with their latest protest, with the group hiring three lorries to deliver a series of pointed messages about the continuing fall-out from the devastating fire.
The group are campaigning for justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, while arguing that those affected by the disaster are not being represented in any inquiry.
Today’s billboards displayed the messages “71 dead”, “And still no arrests?” and “How come?” around London today, with the lorries at one point making their way past the Houses of Parliament. The convoy later pulled up at a meeting in Kensington, where a community gathering was being held.
3 Billboards Outside Grenfell, London
Listen to all our voices now; we demand #Justice4Grenfell
Please Retweet pic.twitter.com/nHWkrGDWNz
— Justice4Grenfell (@officialJ4G) February 15, 2018
— Ben (@BenLNF) February 15, 2018
Wow. Pop culture deployed on the streets. 3 (moving) billboards in London, England for #justiceforgrenfell. All the names we could fill in to complete the question “how come?”… pic.twitter.com/5iNfveE4V2
— Clara Bradbury-Rance (@CBradburyRance) February 15, 2018
As Metro.co.uk reports, Justice4Grenfell spokesperson Yvette Williams told those at the Kensington gathering: “The film that we are using as inspiration, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, highlights the power of advertising to bring about justice.
“We wanted to harness this power to remind people how little has been done since the tragic event shook this community, and the country, just over eight months ago.
“Our voices call for change to a system that kills.”