Grenfell one year anniversary march

11 Jun 2018

Activists will gather outside Downing Street this weekend to demand justice for the Grenfell residents on the anniversary of the disaster. 

Survivors and housing campaigners will mark the one year anniversary of the Grenfell tower block fire this Saturday with a special demonstration in London.

The march will assemble at Downing Street at noon on Saturday (16 June) and is being organised by the Justice4Grenfell campaign which represents families affected by the fire.

72 people died and 70 were injured when the fire broke out, with plastic cladding on the outside of the tower block being blamed by campaigners for the flames spreading so rapidly.

Despite assurances from the government, 50% of the families and displaced residents are still in temporary accommodation.

Estimates suggest up to 300 tower blocks across the country have similar flammable cladding which campaigners say pose a risk to the public.

The demonstration is being supported by several trade unions including the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) whose members rescued hundreds of Grenfell residents.

PCS donated £1,000 and affiliated to the Justice4Grenfell group following a unanimous vote at our national conference last month.

And our union is encouraging members to attend, to bring their families and friends, to put pressure on the government to ensure that the public inquiry into the disaster gets to the bottom of what happened and those responsible are held to account.

Read more about Justice4Grenfell 

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