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“And still no gun control?”: why real-life protests inspired by Three Billboards are so powerful

Whether they're fighting for Grenfell or gun laws, activists are harnessing the power of visual protest—and the rule of three—to make their voices heard

By Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett  

Activists for Grenfell and gun control have re-imagined the "three billboards" from the film.

“Slaughtered in school”

“And still no gun control?”

“How come, Marco Rubio?”

Two days after the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead and many more injured, three billboards showed up.

Sponsored by the online activist group Avaaz, the billboards, which were mounted on three trucks, confronted Senator Marco Rubio’s failure to support a ban on assault weapons, in three parts.

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