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Vibrant colors at Notting Hill Carnival as Grenfell fire victims remembered

London’s famous Notting Hill Carnival transformed the streets into a sea of color and sound. Earlier in the day, there was a 72-second silence to honor the 72 people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire%20Tower%20fire&redirect=yes"> last year.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (BBC) – London’s famous Notting Hill Carnival transformed the streets into a sea of color and sound on Monday (August 27) as revelers joined one of Europe’s largest open-air parties in their thousands.

The carnival featured drum bands, dance troupes and elaborate floats, with the crowds dancing on the city’s streets.

Earlier in the day, there was a 72-second silence to honor the 72 people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire%20Tower%20fire&redirect=yes"> last year.

Musicians dressed in vibrant colors set down their instruments in a mark of respect, and sound systems that had been booming out Caribbean and other music were briefly turned off.

The fire, Britain’s deadliest on domestic premises since World War Two, swept through the 24-story Grenfell Tower in west London in the early hours of June 14, 2017.

The Notting Hill Carnival, whose route passes near the site of the fire, is a symbol of interracial tolerance which dates back to the 1960s and celebrates the Afro-Caribbean community.


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