It’s been eight months since a huge fire engulfed Grenfell Tower, killing 71 residents and leaving hundreds homeless. Today, community-led organisation Justice4Grenfell has taken inspiration from ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’, in which a mother rents three billboards to raise awareness of her daughter’s unsolved murder case. The three fictitious billboards address the local police force with the message: ‘Raped while dying. And still no arrests. How come, Chief Willoughby?’.
Justice4Grenfell has recreated these signs in London today, driving three billboards on vans throughout the city, with the message: ‘71 dead. And still no arrests? How come?’
Yvette Williams, a Justice4Grenfell spokesperson 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 eight months ago.’
An independent inquiry examining the circumstances surrounding the Grenfell Tower fire is currently ongoing.