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Grenfell Tower Fire: Silent Vigil Held To Remember Victims Two Months On

'We're not going to stop.'

14/08/2017 19:55 BST

Hundreds tonight marched in silence to remember those killed in the Grenfell Tower fire, two months on from the horrific blaze that killed at least 80 lives.

Up to 1,000 people said they were attending the monthly event on Monday evening.

Pictures and video from the march showed people walking slowly through nearby streets around the tower in north Kensington, west London.

MailOnline reported that community leaders attended the quiet protest, which began at the Notting Hill Methodist Church around 250 metres from the tower, which was devastated in the June 14 blaze.

BuzzFeed News reported that one survivor told the assembled crowd: “We’re not going to stop”.

Organisers want the event to be a “silent and peaceful march to take place on the 14th of every month,” according to Get West London.

It comes after the heads of 16 residents’ associations wrote an open letter saying that residents have “no confidence” in the Tenant Management Organisation, which manages social housing in Kensington and Chelsea. 

It was revealed on Monday that none of the 200 or so survivors of the Grenfell fire have secured a permanent home, according to London’s Evening Standard.

HuffPost UK reported last week that residents living just metres from the charred shell of the west London tower are still suffering from a range of physical ailments as fears grow about poor air quality in the wake of the devastating blaze.

Those living in nearby buildings spoke of breathing problems, nausea and even mini-strokes, since the disaster, the final death toll of which may never be known for certain.

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