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Three Billboards outside Westminster, London: Grenfell campaigners use stunt from hit film to raise powerful questions about tragedy

Three billboards outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminsters (Jeff Moore/Justice4Grenfell/PA Wire)
Three billboards outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminsters (Jeff Moore/Justice4Grenfell/PA Wire)

CAMPAIGNERS looking for justice after the Grenfell fire have recreated a scene from an Oscar-nominated film.

Eight months have passed since 71 people lost their lives in the tower block tragedy.

Three 14ft tall lorries bear the phrases ’71 dead’ ‘And still no arrests?’ ‘How come?’

The three billboards (Jeff Moore/Justice4Grenfell/PA Wire)

The messages were spotted making their way around London, before stopping in front of the Houses of Parliament.

The lorries also parked for some time at the Grenfell site, where Justice4Grenfell spokesperson Yvette Williams said: “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 8 months ago.

“These billboards are here because there have still been no arrests, hundreds of survivors remain homeless, and 297 other towers in the UK are still covered in flammable cladding.”

 

The three billboards passing St Paul’s Cathedral, London, on route to Grenfell Tower marking 8 months since the tragedy. (Jeff Moore/Justice4Grenfell/PA Wire).

The move comes the day after hundreds marched in a silent protest outside Kensington and Chelsea Council.