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14/06/2020 10:18 BST

Adele And George The Poet Call For Justice On Third Anniversary Of Grenfell Tower Tragedy

The Hello singer wrote on Instagram: "72 lives will be forever in our hearts."

Adele and George The Poet are among the stars calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, on the third anniversary of the tragedy.

Sunday marks three years since a fire broke out in the west London tower block, killing 72 people and leaving hundreds more homeless.

On the morning of the anniversary, Adele – who was pictured at the scene of the fire that night to help those in need, and has repeatedly used her platform to speak about Grenfell Tower – shared an Instagram post paying tribute to those who lost their lives.

“Today, Sunday, is 3 years since #Grenfell,” she wrote. “72 lives will be forever in our hearts.”

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Adele and George The Poet are leading the calls for justice for the survivors of the Grenfell tragedy

The Hello singer also urged her followers to tune into a live-stream on Grenfell United’s YouTube page on Sunday night “to show that we’re still united for change and justice”.

Spoken-word performer George The Poet also shared a short tweet, paying tribute to those who died in the fire, and writing that justice is “still pending”.

Tributes have been posted by a number of other celebrities, as well as the official Twitter pages for SBTV and Radio 1Xtra, with the latter also sharing their plans to “commemorate those who lost their lives and shine a light on those still affected” on air that morning. 

London mayor Sadiq Khan paid own tribute on Sunday morning, again calling for justice.

He said: “The Grenfell Tower fire was a national tragedy in which 72 innocent Londoners lost their lives. Three years on, my thoughts and prayers are with the families and Grenfell community as they grieve and remember their loved ones. 

“We owe it to the people who died, their loved ones and those who survived to ensure that nothing like it ever happens again.

“We are marking this anniversary in very different circumstances to last year, and although we are apart, I know we are united in our call for justice for Grenfell.”

He continued: “I know the bereaved, survivors, residents and wider community are understandably frustrated at the lack of meaningful change and they are fearful that a similar tragedy could happen again. I too share their concerns.

“While struggling with their own personal grief and recovery, they have continued to campaign for building safety and are demanding change to keep others safe in their homes.

“I will continue to be relentless in holding those responsible to account and doing everything within my power to ensure the Grenfell community gets the justice they deserve, and all Londoners can feel safe again in their homes.”