Saturday, February 17, 2018

"Three Billboards Outside Grenfell Tower" Protest

On 14 June. 2017 a fire broke out at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of public housing flats in West London causing 71 deaths and over 70 injuries. Residents had expressed significant safety concerns prior to the fire, with criticism levelled against the council for fire safety and building maintenance failures. The fire has come to symbolize bureaucratic neglect of the poor.

This week Justice 4 Grenfell protesters drove three provocative signs through the streets of London. In a  nod to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the Oscar-nominated film directed by Martin McDonagh, the billboards were bright red, with black letters that read:
 71 DEAD
More here 

I just saw that a similar protest is taking place in Miami

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