British society needs to be reshaped in a more egalitarian manner that doesn't set up minorities as lambs to the slaughter.
The community supporting Grenfell Tower, the west London building ravaged by fire last year, began 24 hours of poignant commemorations for the tragedy that killed 72 people.
It's been one year since the fire at Grenfell Tower killed 72 people and left over 200 people homeless in London. Many of these families have still not been housed adequately, and the majority of families have not found permanent homes.
The statements from friends and family members are to determine the reasons for the disaster and seek to put in place preventative measures.
The plans come as London experiences a housing crisis as home building has not kept pace with demand, driving up property prices, with rents rising faster than wages and homelessness soaring.
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Community members express discontent with the inquiry since it will not allow survivor testimonies or address aspects of social inequality in London which they believe contributed to the death toll.
The inquiry will examine the cause and spread of the fire, and the actions of the authorities before and after the tragedy.
Grenfell Tower recently underwent a refurbishment and investigators suspect that the the cladding might have contributed to the rapid spread of the fire.
The safety tests come after a fire in a London tower block killed at least 79 people earlier this month, leaving the government an uphill task to rehome people within the country's stretched social housing scheme.
Arconic could face lawsuits over its role in the fire. The company has not commented on whether the material used in the tower met UK building regulations or not.
As fire safety tests continue across England of some 600 buildings in the wake of the Grenfell blaze, at least 60 have already failed. The insurance industry says it warned the government of fire dangers a month before the London inferno.
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