The Greater Manchester Law Centre supports this solidarity rally.
GMATUC (the representative body for grassroots trades unionists in Greater Manchester) have organised a rally in support of Grenfell residents at 6:30pm on 14th February, Market Street, Manchester.
The event will consist of a silent candlelit march led by people walking in single file, carrying placard size photos of those Grenfell Tower residents who died in the tragedy.
The march will proceed at 6.30pm (prompt to coincide with the March in Grenfell itself) from the covered area outside Boots, Market Street along Market Street to the statue in Piccadilly Gardens where there will be a minute’s silence, followed by a few short speeches by two Grenfell residents, the Fire Brigades Union, North West UNISON & TUC, and a Greater Manchester Housing activist.
A question of access to justice:
GMLC volunteers researched and published this excellent article, explaining why the Grenfell residents were denied justice:
“On Wednesday 14th June, a housing block engulfed in flames and blackened by charred bricks became a flaming beacon for social injustice. One of the many questions in need of urgent address is whether the current law denied the residents of Grenfell Tower proper access to justice.
Reports have emerged that residents of the tower on two separate occasions raised concerns about the safety of the building, but were unable to access legal aid and subsequently the representation that they needed” Read the full article here.
We are calling on our volunteers and supporters to join us on February 14th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend this rally with GMLC.