More police and barriers around Grenfell during Notting Hill Carnival | London


Extra police officers and protective barriers will be deployed to guard the area around Grenfell Tower during the Notting Hill Carnival.

Work in the tower will pause over the bank holiday weekend. A Met Police spokeswoman said:

At 3pm on Monday August 28 thousands of revellers along the carnival route will pause and observe a minute’s silence to mark the tragedy, in which at least 80 people died.

A local volunteer said there would also be an increased cordon around the Lancaster West estate, with security passes for residents to get in and out of their homes.

Organisers are encouraging attendees to wear “green for Grenfell” in a display of “reverence and respect amidst the revelry”.

The colour green represents renewal, growth and harmony and we feel that this sums up the support and respect for the Grenfell community and our neighbours.
Carnival has been the heart, soul and unifying glue of this community for over half a century.
We hope you join us for a peaceful celebration of our community, wear green as a mark of respect and remember the one-minute silence on Monday August 28 at 3pm.

– Pepe Francis, chairman of the carnival trust



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