Declare a period of national mourning for those who perished in Grenfell Tower
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At the time of writing, 58 people have been confirmed dead at Grenfell Tower. Just today (18th June 2017) a devastating forest fire killed 62 people in Portugal. A period of national mourning was declared.
A period of national mourning can mean many things, from flags at half mast and moments of silence, to schools and council buildings shutting and the country grinding to a halt.
We're not asking for the country to grind to a halt, but in light of this tragedy, the outpouring of grief from the country, and those people still being affected by it, must be recognised.
We ask for a period of mourning during which flags across the country are lowered to half mast and silences are observed, plus any other appropriate actions. This is already taking place informally, but for HRH the Queen and Theresa May PM to announce this as an officially recognised period will demonstrate that this was more than just a fire in a block of flats.
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