Inspired by Oscar-nominated film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Justice 4 Grenfell today (15 February) hired three advertising vehicles to ask why no arrests have been made following the Grenfell Tower tragedy of June 2017.
The move mimics the plot of Martin McDonagh’s film in which protagonist Mildred Hayes, played by Frances McDormand, hires three billboards on an underused road outside her Missouri to publicly protest against a lack of arrests following the brutal rape and murder of her daughter.
“71 Dead”, “And still no arrests?”, “How come?” Justice 4 Grenfell’s three 14-foot high billboards demanded, using the same black typeface and red background employed by Mildred Hayes in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
The vans drove past Grenfell Tower in west London before stopping at the Houses of Parliament. Justice4Grenfell posted images of the print adverts on their social media channels.
In the eight months since the Grenfell Tower fire, the public continues to call for answers to the tragedy. Justice4Greenfell’s website lays out four central objectives. “To remember and honour the names and lives of men, women and children – who lost their lives in the dreadful fire and the impact of the carnage on survivors and wider community”, “Coordinate information so that justice can be attained without delay and in an open and transparent manner.” Along with to “develop a public interest campaign to hold all responsible authorities and individuals to account (including prosecutions) for their failure to provide safe homes, death of loved ones and a lack of proper and effective response prior to, during and after the disaster” and finally to “create a unified community voice on this issue to ensure that we are properly consulted throughout the whole process; that lessons are learnt to avoid similar events and loss of life ever happening again.”
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