The British Government has announced a minute’s silence to remember those who lost their lives and all those affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower in west London. All Government buildings will mark the silence, at 11am tomorrow, and other organisations may also observe it.
At least 58 people are feared to have died in the fire that engulfed the London tower block this week, police said last night, as British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted that the response from the authorities had not been good enough.
With anger mounting over the government’s handling of the blaze, Mrs May met residents from the Grenfell Tower and vowed to personally oversee the recovery as protesters gathered to demonstrate in the streets around her residence for a second day.
Weakened by a botched election gamble last week, Mrs May has been criticised for her muted response to the fire and had to be rushed away from a meeting with residents yesterday under heavy police guard as protesters shouted “Shame on you”.
“The response of the emergency services, National Health Service, and the community has been heroic,” Mrs May said in a statement.