Grenfell Tower lit up green to mark one year since tragedy that killed 72

Grenfell Tower has been lit up green to mark the first anniversary of the devastating fire that claimed the lives of 72 residents.

Pictures posted to social media show how the building, which is still undergoing extensive refurbishment, was brightly illuminated by a green glow.

Thursday marks 12 months since a small kitchen fire in the high-rise turned into the most deadly domestic blaze since the Second World War.

Locations across the capital are also set to change colour in solidarity with those affected by the tragedy.

Downing Street and the London Eye will also change their lights at 00:54, the time the first 999 call was first made.

Grenfell Support, which provides help for those affected by the tragedy, tweeted:" From 54 minutes past midnight on the 14 June until the 17 June, 12 local high-rise buildings will be illuminated green to pay tribute to the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy."



Other council residential housing blocks, including Trellick Tower, will also take part in the moving tribute to Grenfell victims.

For the following four evenings, they will be illuminated from 8pm until midnight.

The move is just one of the many events organised to mark the commemoration.

At 1.30am on Thursday, all 72 names of the victims will be read out at nearby St Clement’s Church.

At 6pm, a silent walk will also take place near the tower and will finish at Kensington memorial park.

The tower is now completely covered by white sheeting, with banners featuring the green Grenfell heart and the words "Grenfell forever in our hearts" emblazoned across the four highest floors.

On Wednesday, Prime Minster Theresa May made an unannounced visit to the location and met with residents.

She wrote in the Evening Standard : "It has long been clear that the initial response was not good enough.

"I include myself in that."

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