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Adele calls for ‘justice and change’ on fifth anniversary of Grenfell fire

The singer has urged fans to follow Grenfell United, which has campaigned for accountability.

By Sam Moore

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Adele has shared the first teaser for her comeback single 'Easy On Me' (Picture: Alamy)

Adele has made a call for “truth, justice and change” on the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.

14 June marked five years since a blaze in the tower killed at least 72 people.

Adele, who visited the area in the aftermath of the fire, shared a statement from Grenfell United which read: “For five years we’ve had to endure a justice system that protects the powerful. A system that prevents justice. While this system exists, we face the same unachievable battle as the many before us.”

It continued: “From Aberfan, to Hillsborough, justice has been denied & #Grenfell is no different.”

While sharing the statement, Adele added: “I stand with the Grenfell families. Follow @GrenfellUnited and join their campaign for truth, justice and change.”

A memorial service was held yesterday for those who died in the fire. Stormzy and AJ Tracey were among those who attended the service.

A 72 second silence was held for the lives lost followed by a silent walk around the local area.

Adele previously paid tribute to those who died in the fire at her ITV special An Audience with Adele.

During the intimate concert, she said: “I know we have some amazing people in the audience…health care workers, key workers, firefighters. We’ve got Grenfell, oi oiiiiii! Hello darlings, I’m so glad you’ve come oh, hello, hello, hello.”

Adele also previously treated children who survived the blaze to a private screening of Despicable Me 3.

She later talked about meeting victims of the fire and saying it was “one of the most intense experiences of my life”.

Adele has also called on more help to be given for those affected by the fire: “It’s a fucking mess. No information is getting through, people feel helpless. No one knows what they’re doing down there, it’s chaos.”