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7 Jul 2020

Lawyer says Grenfell tragedy ‘inextricably linked with race’

A lawyer representing some of the Grenfell families and survivors has told the public inquiry that the disaster was “inextricably linked with race”.

Leslie Thomas QC said the majority of residents who died were people of colour, in a community which was overwhelmingly working class – and he told the inquiry that they should be on “the right side of history”.