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Frances McDormand has said that it is “very exciting” that the film won an Oscar for, a source of inspiration for the campaign about the Grenfell Tower of fire.

Last month the Justice 4 Grenfell group rent vans with advertising that said: “71 dead. And still crashes? Why?”

The parade has imitated scenes in Three Billboards Outside Waste, in Missouri, where McDormand’s character demands answers about the murder of her daughter.

A police investigation into the fire is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

After winning the gong for best actress, McDormand said that she liked to see the moving billboards “out of the screen and on the road”.

Jeff Moore/Justice4Grenfell

“The activists are taking this type of education and put it out there – billboards still work, so I think that is really exciting,” he added.

“It started in fact with the Grenfell Tower fire investigation then leap-frogged () Miami gun control of the situation.

“It was outside of the UN… this is the kind of power that an image can have, and that is what we are doing, we are making powerful images.”

Jeff Moore/Justice4Grenfell

Moyra Samuels, one of the organizers of the Grenfell stunt, than the magic of movies “very positive” words with the reference to the fire Stormzy did at the Brit Awards.

“It’s not just the politicians who are taking note of what has happened, and realizes that it is not effectively treated by both the council and the government,” he said.

“We are to be effective in raising the issues on the world stage.”

Kim Taylor Smith, deputy chief of the Kensington and Chelsea council, said that there is an “army” of 300 members of the staff “working around the clock, doing everything possible” to rehouse the survivors of the fire that killed 71 people last June.

The council spent £235m to secure 307 houses, he added.

The government is yet to respond to a request for comment.

Ms Samuels said the mister x to billboards, to fight the “campaign fatigue” by reminding the public of “broken promises and unmet needs” in the course after the fire.

A petition to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to act to build public confidence in the inquiry into the fire has reached 100,000 signatures – the number required to be considered for debate in Parliament.