Posted: 14.06.21 at 11:56 by Jessica Broadbent
York House in Twickenham will be lit up with green lights tonight, June 14, to commemorate those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire four years ago.
Civic buildings across London will go ‘Green For Grenfell’ tonight as a mark of remembrance, compassion and solidarity.
Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council, said: “The fire at Grenfell Tower was one of the biggest civilian tragedies ever seen in this country.
"It is important that we pause and mark our respect for all those who lost their lives and show solidarity and support for those who survived.
“While turning buildings green might seem like a small gesture, I hope the fact that this is being replicated on buildings across the capital will not only show our support for this grieving community but also demonstrate that four years on, this tragedy has not been forgotten.”
This year, due to the pandemic, the annual Silent Walk organised by Grenfell United will not be going ahead, but the walk route will be decorated with green artworks and everyone is encouraged to place a green heart on their windows.
Churches up and down the country will join together and ring their bells 72 times at 7pm to remember the 72 people who lost their lives.
Yvette Williams, from Justice 4 Grenfell, told the Evening Standard: “Pandemic restrictions are still in place so we can’t come together in the way we normally would. But there will be memorials online and communities will be remember those who lost their lives together in a smaller gatherings.
“We are keeping it among the community in line with the pandemic rules. People feel it is very important never to forget those who died that night and we want to express solidarity with all the people still affected by the cladding scandal.”
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