Adele calls for justice for Grenfell Tower survivors on four-year anniversary of tragedy

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Watch: Adele calls for Grenfell justice

Adele has appeared in a new video online calling for justice for the Grenfell Tower fire victims on the fourth anniversary of the blaze.

On 14 June, 2017, the 24-storey block of flats in west London went up in flames after a small kitchen fire, killing at least 72 people and leaving hundreds more homeless.

The flammable cladding used on the building was blamed for how quickly the fire spread, with an official review still ongoing.

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Speaking to camera in the new video from Grenfell United, singer Adele said: “Today marks four years since the Grenfell Tower fire, and still, there are so many unanswered questions. Still, the trial is taking way too long, and still, no one has been accountable for that night’s events.

<p>The remains of Grenfell Tower stand tall in the west London skyline; a stark reminder of the devastation that unfolded as a result of the inferno that ripped through the 24-storey building on Wednesday, June 14. (GETTY) </p>
The 24-storey Grenfell Tower in west London following the blaze in 2017. (Getty)

“And yet, Grenfell United is still out here, fighting tirelessly for the justice and for the change that not only they deserve, that their community deserve, that the whole country deserves, and for that, I’d like to thank you.

“Thank you for putting your pain aside for all of these years to fight the fight. I can’t imagine the kind of personal consequences that has on you.”

She continued: “I really hope that this time next year, you will have the answers that you will need to finally, finally be able to breathe together.

“I love you, I’ll see you soon, stay strong. We’re all with you.”

Adele, who was born and raised in Tottenham, was among horrified onlookers who saw the tower on fire, and was videoed in tears as she consoled those outside.

Adele at the Grenfell memorial. (Credit: REX)
Adele at the Grenfell memorial. (Rex)

She later joined the mourners at the Grenfell memorial, laying flowers to those lost. 

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Performing at Wembley three weeks later, Adele vowed to raise awareness and money to get those affected safe housing.

“It’s been two weeks since the fire, and still the people who were affected by it are homeless,” she told the concertgoers in a huge video.

“I promise that the money we raise together will go directly to the people who are living in that block.”

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