Mayor Khan at the memorial event. To his left, local MP Emma Dent Coad (l-r), Orville London, High commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago to the UK, Seth George Ramocan, High commissioner for Jamaica to the UK

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan meets with relatives of those who died in the Grenfell fire during the run up to a multi-faith memorial service on Sunday.

The event marked the opening of this year’s Notting Hill Carnival and ended with the release of dozens of white doves into the sky from the hands of survivors and local residents.

Wearing a green shirt in accordance with request of organisers for people attending
Carnival to wear ‘green for Grenfell’, he said: “We make sure we have in our thoughts and prayers all of those affected by the awful… tragedy.”

Mayor Khan at the memorial event. To his left, local MP Emma Dent Coad (l-r), Orville London, High commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago to the UK, Seth George Ramocan, High commissioner for Jamaica to the UK

The route of the Notting Hill Carnival lies close to the tower block that became engulfed by fire in June, killing at least 80 people.
Anger over the fire, which is said to have been caused by lax fire safety measures, has led to huge a campaign to get justice for the victims and to hold those responsible to account.

During the two days of the Carnival, which each year is attended by at least two million peoples, a one-minute’s silence was held at 3pm in a show of remembrance to those who died.

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