Civic group Avaaz had three Film-inspired mobile billboards in Miami, calling for gun reform.
(Jesus Aranguren/ Avaaz)
In an attempt to create awareness on Wednesday, the rampage in Florida and promote gun reform, an activist group, parked three trucks with the political posters outside sen Marco Rubio office on Friday. The characters were inspired by those featured in the Oscar-nominated film “Three billboards Outside of low tide, Missouri.”
The mobile billboards were sponsored by the activist group Avaaz, The Miami Herald reported.
“Slaughtered in the school” to read the first character. “And still no gun control?” was the second. And the third: “How it came that Marco Rubio?”
Three billboards Outside of Miami, Florida ✊? #3BillboardsForRubio pic.twitter.com/aLtlSaOfd6
— Avaaz (@Avaaz) 16. February 2018
The protest comes after 17 people were shot in a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
Speaking in the Senate Thursday, Rubio argues that stricter gun laws would not have prevented the shooting because a shooter would find “a way to get the weapon to do it.”
The billboards in the Film, bearing similar language, to have been asked by a mother (Frances McDormand) to law enforcement authorities to task for failing to catch her daughter’s killer.
Oscar Soria, an experienced campaigner for Avaaz, told Fox News that the group will be back to the land in Miami advertising on Monday, 9 am-5 PM ET.
A similar Billboard to protest again, take a cue from the critically-acclaimed Film, took place in London on Thursday. This time, the subject was the victim of a deadly high-rise fire that killed 71 people in June.
According to CNN, the characters, the 71 dead,” “And still no arrests were emblazoned with the words “?” and “How come?” The signs were mounted on vans and driven through the streets of the British capital, according to the CNN report.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.