Muslim Times(Web desk) – Protesters in London have gathered outside the British prime minister’s office to demand justice for the survivors and victims of Grenfell Tower fire.
Over 2,000 people took part in the Justice for Grenfell Solidarity March on Saturday a year after a massive fire erupted at the building, which was a 24-story, 67-meter high tower block with 120 separate apartments located in North Kensington, west London.
Survivors and supporters marched from the Home Office to Downing Street, holding “no justice no peace” banners, while wearing green to show solidarity for the victims of the June 14 incident.
In a post on Facebook, Justice4Grenfell, said: “Thanks to the 2000 + of you that joined us today for the ‘One Year On Protest’. They heard our call for #justice4Grenfee #nojusticenopeace #ourstreets.”
With an ongoing inquiry into the fire and calls for those responsible to be held to account, the demonstrators wanted to ensure the government would hear their demands.
Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and MP for Kensington Emma Dent Coad delivered heartfelt speeches at the march organized by the Fire Brigades Union and Justice for Grenfell.
“Like we have said in the slogan, no justice, no peace we want justice and truth from this inquiry,” McDonnell said. “Justice means, holding to account those that through their actions were responsible for the 72 deaths.”
The event followed a similar one called Solidarity March which was held Thursday on the streets of Grenfell Tower, to mark a year since the disaster.
According to a local resident, British media censored the death of hundreds of people who lost their lives on that day.
The more than 500 people unaccounted from Grenfell Tower fire died, Nadia, whose family name was not given, told Press TV in the same month last year.
Nadia said that only 76 out of some 600 people who were living in the building, were accounted for.