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3 Billboards Driven Through London Demand Justice

'71 dead. And still no arrests? How come?'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 16, 2018 12:45 AM CST
Three Billboards Inspires Protest for London High-Rise Fire Victims
Justice 4 Grenfell parades three billboards past the Houses of Parliament in London Feb. 14, 2018, calling for justice for the victims of the June 14, 2017 deadly apartment fire.   (Jeff Moore/Justice4Grenfell via AP)

(Newser) – Activists for victims of a deadly London high-rise fire have taken inspiration from an Oscar-nominated film to press for more action by police. Three mobile billboards were driven through the British capital Thursday on behalf of the Justice 4 Grenfell campaign, the AP reports. The group was set up after fire ravaged the Grenfell Tower apartment block in June, killing 71 people.The signs read: "71 dead. And still no arrests? How come?"

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In the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, a mother played by Frances McDormand uses large signs to berate police for failing to catch her daughter's killer. Justice 4 Grenfell says it hopes the billboards will "keep this tragedy in the national conscience." Police say they are considering possible manslaughter charges in the blaze, but no one has yet been charged. (Read more Grenfell stories.)

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