Mike Phipps

Grenfell silent march

Mike Phipps
Grenfell silent march

On the 14th of every month, hundreds of survivors, community activists and their supporters march in total silence through the borough of Kensington to the remains of Grenfell Tower. It’s a sombre procession, with no paper sellers and sloganeers, no leaders and led - everyone’s presence is equal. Leaving the millionaire villas of Holland Park and approaching the poorer streets of north Kensington, many marchers are visibly moved. The entire clientele of a pub stands outside in silence. Near the Tower, people shake hands with a contingent of firefighters. The marches are growing: Justice for Grenfell remains unattained.