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Grenfell campaigners star at London Fashion Week

GRENFELL Tower campaigners have stormed London Fashion Week to highlight the capital’s “unfashionable” side with a lack of arrests since the disaster.

Seventy-two people died when the west London tower block was engulfed in June 2017 after flammable cladding turned the building into a charred tomb.

This week the catwalk was taken over by 72 people wearing designer T-shirts on Thursday with the message “72 dead and still no arrests? How come?”

The “models” included bereaved families, community members, and high-profile supporters like the musician Emeli Sande plus fashion stars Adwoa Aboah and Clara Paget.

Campaigners say that there are still hundreds of buildings across Britain covered in flammable cladding or lacking sprinklers.

They also point out that not all of the Grenfell families have been adequately rehoused.

Justice for Grenfell campaign co-ordinator Yvette Williams said: “London Fashion week is a perennial event in the international calendar and highlights the world talent, creativity and inspiration in our diverse city.

“The fire at Grenfell Tower is the unfashionable side of London where 72 people needlessly lost their lives. Their deaths will not be in vain.

“We are honoured to be part of London Fashion Week that will assist our campaign in keeping a global focus on what happened at Grenfell and to support the bereaved families in their continued fight for truth and justice.

“The accountable authorities have been inadequate and tardy in their response and 20 months on; no significant changes or improvements have been made and no-one to date has been held responsible.

“These factors and issues are fundamental to ensuring that nothing like this is ever allowed to happen again.”


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