In June 2017, a tower fire in North Kensington, west London, killed 72 people, marking the fifth anniversary of the tragedy.
Grenfell United tweeted: “72 beams reminding those in power that we are here to stay. 18,000 in solidarity with us tonight. Thank you for coming. #UnitedForGrenfell #ForeverInOurHearts.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined bereaved families and survivors at a multi-faith service at the bottom of Grenfell Tower on Tuesday night to honour the 72 people who died there five years ago.
On June 14, 2017, hundreds of people gathered in the fire to pay their respects to the 72 victims, including Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Attendees, including the Duke and Duchess, observed a 72-second silence at the base of the tower – broken by a round of applause.
William looked behind her as Kate laid down a wreath of white flowers, then both bowed their heads and stood for a moment, silently contemplating.
During the ceremony, Grenfell survivors and bereaved relatives released 18 green balloons from the bottom of London’s West Tower to represent every child who died there five years ago.Each child’s name is read out as each balloon is released at the anniversary ceremony.
Choral performances, prayers, recitations and the unveiling of a white heart sculpture made of hands were also held.
The service is broadcast live on screens located in the surrounding area so that it can be viewed by the wider community and the general public.
“We will stay strong, we will stand up as a community, we will fight for justice together, we will always remember our friends and neighbors, and we will always remember our home,” she said.
Many people have been paying their respects at the foot of the tower.Musician Stormzy is among them.
Post time: Jul-08-2022