March calls for Gren­fell ‘jus­tice’

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A SILENT march will be held in the city cen­tre this week to mark the first an­niver­sary of the Gren­fell Tower fire.

The cer­e­mony is be­ing or­gan­ised by Dundee Trades Union Coun­cil, the Fire Bri­gades Union and Dundee Peo­ple’s Assem­bly, and is en­dorsed by the Gren­fell United and Jus­tice4gren­fell groups.

The march will be­gin at the Burns Statue on Al­bert Square, out­side The Mcmanus, and pro­ceed to City Square for a vigil and com­mem­o­ra­tion ser­vice. A se­ries of short speeches and con­tri­bu­tions will fol­low the com­mem­o­ra­tions.

A leaflet ad­ver­tis­ing the Dundee march calls for peo­ple “to show the govern­ment that the cam­paign will not stop un­til jus­tice is de­liv­ered for ev­ery vic­tom of Gren­fell”.

It is one of sev­eral events tak­ing place across the coun­try to mark the first an­niver­sary of the tragedy.

The fire at Gren­fell Tower in Kens­ing­ton, Lon­don, broke out in the early hours of June 14 last year. The cause of the fire is be­lieved to have been a mal­func­tion­ing fridge freezer on the tower’s fourth floor, which spread rapidly through­out the build­ing due to the type of ex­te­rior cladding used.

In to­tal 72 peo­ple were killed, and a fur­ther 70 were in­jured.

Many of the sur­vivors who lost their homes are still liv­ing in tem­po­rary ac­co­mo­da­tion.

A pub­lic in­quiry into the blaze be­gan in Septem­ber, and started hear­ing ev­i­dence in pub­lic last month.

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