Islington Town Hall lights up green for Grenfell victims
PUBLISHED: 16:49 15 June 2020 | UPDATED: 08:11 16 June 2020
Islington Town Hall was illuminated green to mark the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.
On June 14 in 2017, a fire swept through a 24-storey block of flats in North Kensington and killed 72 people.
Cladding encasing the building was later discovered to have exasperated the flames, which started in a fridge-freezer but spread up the outside of the building via the combustible layer.
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To mark three years since the tragedy, Islington Council joined authorities all over the capital in lighting up green.
The council tweeted: “Islington Town Hall is lit green tonight in memory of the 72 lives lost and the lives changed forever in the Grenfell Tower fire #GreenforGrenfell #RememberGrenfell @GrenfellUnited.”
According to The Independent, there are still about 56,000 people living in London flats wrapped in the same flammable cladding which worsened the Grenfell blaze.
London fire commissioner, Andy Roe said: “The suffering and tragedy of that night will never be forgotten by any of us.
“Our thoughts remain firmly with the families and loved ones of those that died, with the survivors of the fire and with the whole Grenfell community as it continues to show strength, resilience and dignity in the face of such a terrible loss.”