UK: Silent march to commemorate Grenfell victims 2 months after deadly fire

Around 400 people joined a silent march in memory of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, Monday, two months after the fire ripped through the residential tower, killing at least 80 people. Demonstrators marched the streets around the 24-storey north Kensington tower block demanding justice for the victims and former residents. Some were seen carrying signs saying «Justice for... Еще Grenfell» amongst others, as chants such as “no justice, no peace» echoed the streets. Several demonstrators openly decried the government's lack of action in the fire's aftermath, «The least that the government and the council could do is really provide shelter, provide immediate support which hasn't happened. It happened from the inside of the community,» said one of the demonstrators. «Only 12 or 13 people have been housed. And they have 149 properties in North Kensington alone. How come they haven't used them?» another demonstrator said. Demonstrators also lit candles and placed them by the site of the blaze in commemoration of the victims. Organisers intend on holding similar commemorative marches on the 14th of every month.

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