Two years on from blaze

18 June 2019

Bereaved families and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have expressed their anger by projecting a message onto the Houses of Parliament demanding change. 

Parliament was illuminated with the message "Two years after Grenfell this building still hasn't kept its promises. Demand change."

It follows messages last week projected onto unsafe tower blocks across the country including London, Newcastle and Manchester, reading, "Two years after Grenfell this building still has no sprinklers. #DemandChange."

A spokeswoman for campaign group Grenfell United, which organised the projections, said: "Last week we sent a powerful message across the UK that was hard to ignore. The reaction and outpouring of support has been incredible.

"We felt now was time to shine a spotlight on one more building - the Houses of Parliament."

Latest figures show some 328 high-rise residential and public buildings are still to complete the replacement of unsafe cladding.

The spokeswoman added, "We are calling for all dangerous cladding to be replaced, for fire safety measures in all tower blocks and for a new separate housing regulator that would put people over profits.

"With a new prime minister about to be appointed, fulfilling the promises made by this Government after the fire must be made a priority. People must be safe in their homes."

Original Source
The Standard