Campaigners who lost loved ones at the Grenfell Tower fire have held an empty street party ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee to call for those responsible for the fire to face justice.
Justice4Grenfell hung bunting and laid out a table with ‘Grenfell green’ cups, napkins and Grenfell flags on Grenfell Road near the tower on Monday.
They also laid out paper plates on the table with the names of the 72 people who died in the fire. Each plate read: ‘72 dead. And still no arrests? How come?’.
But no one was seated at the table, a move that campaigners hope would inspire the nation to remember the people who died in the tragedy just weeks ahead of the fifth anniversary.
Nabil Choucair, who lost six family members in the fire, said: “I miss my family so much; we enjoyed many good times together, but they were taken from us in the worst of circumstances.
“I can almost picture them seated at the table today, joining in the celebration. But they are not with us today. The pain is indescribable, but they are always with us in our hearts.”