Woensdag 23/06/2021

Kleurrijkste carnaval van Londen staat stil bij het Grenfell Tower-drama

Performers pose on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 27, 2017. 
Nearly one million people are expected by the organizers Sunday and Monday in the streets of west London's Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMEN Beeld AFP
Performers pose on the first day of the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 27, 2017. Nearly one million people are expected by the organizers Sunday and Monday in the streets of west London's Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMENBeeld AFP

Het zonnige weekend is in de Britse hoofdstad nog een tikkeltje tropischer. Het Notting Hill Carnival trekt er door het westen van de stad. Naar schatting 1 miljoen bezoekers vieren er zondag en maandag carnaval op z'n Caribisch, in een feest dat al sinds 1966 plaatsvindt.. Dat betekent: kleurrijke optochten, sambagroepen en veel muziek. Maar dit jaar staan de feestvierders ook stil bij het Grenfell Tower-drama van dit voorjaar. Op 14 juni vatte de Grenfell-woontoren vuur, en werd de torenblok met 120 appartementen verwoest door de vlammen. Minstens 79 mensen vonden de dood tijdens deze tragedie. Daarom is er een 'stille zone' ingesteld bij de overblijfselen van de toren. Alle groepen zullen hun muziek uitzetten als ze langs het wooncomplex lopen. Graffiti, spandoeken en posters gemaakt door de lokale bevolking herinneren aan het drama dat een schaduw werpt over de festiviteiten.

Carnival participants prepare for the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 27, 2017. 
Nearly one million people are expected by the organizers Sunday and Monday in the streets of west London's Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMEN Beeld AFP
Carnival participants prepare for the Notting Hill Carnival in west London on August 27, 2017. Nearly one million people are expected by the organizers Sunday and Monday in the streets of west London's Notting Hill to celebrate Caribbean culture at a carnival considered the largest street demonstration in Europe. / AFP PHOTO / Tolga AKMENBeeld AFP
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27:  Paint-covered revellers take part in the traditional
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Paint-covered revellers take part in the traditional "J'ouvert" opening parade of the Notting Hill carnival on August 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27:  Paint-covered revellers take part in the traditional
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Paint-covered revellers take part in the traditional "J'ouvert" opening parade of the Notting Hill carnival on August 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27:  Paint-covered revellers take part in the traditional
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Paint-covered revellers take part in the traditional "J'ouvert" opening parade of the Notting Hill carnival on August 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27:  Young women prepare for Notting Hill Carnival on August 27, 2017 in London, England. The Notting Hill Carnival began with a special ceremony of remembrance following the Grenfell fire tragedy.  (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Young women prepare for Notting Hill Carnival on August 27, 2017 in London, England. The Notting Hill Carnival began with a special ceremony of remembrance following the Grenfell fire tragedy. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27:  A Grenfell Tower Freedom Fighters banner is seen at Notting Hill Carnival on August 27, 2017 in London, England. The Notting Hill Carnival began with a special ceremony of remembrance following the Grenfell fire tragedy. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: A Grenfell Tower Freedom Fighters banner is seen at Notting Hill Carnival on August 27, 2017 in London, England. The Notting Hill Carnival began with a special ceremony of remembrance following the Grenfell fire tragedy. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
A revellers t-shirt is seen at Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 27, 2017.  REUTERS/Eddie Keogh Beeld REUTERS
A revellers t-shirt is seen at Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 27, 2017. REUTERS/Eddie KeoghBeeld REUTERS
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25:  Workmen cover the windows of a building ahead of the Notting Hill carnival, on August 25, 2017 in London, England. The Notting Carnival has been held annually since 1966 and sees performers and samba bands travel from across the world to take part. Floats at this years carnival will pay their respects to those killed in the Grenfell Tower fire by turning off their music as they pass through a quiet zone near to the remains of the hig-rise tower block.  (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Beeld Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Workmen cover the windows of a building ahead of the Notting Hill carnival, on August 25, 2017 in London, England. The Notting Carnival has been held annually since 1966 and sees performers and samba bands travel from across the world to take part. Floats at this years carnival will pay their respects to those killed in the Grenfell Tower fire by turning off their music as they pass through a quiet zone near to the remains of the hig-rise tower block. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)Beeld Getty Images
Local community members work together on a large heart symbol in north Kensington, near Grenfell Tower in London on August 24, 2017 ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival. 
The art work is being made by local community volunteers as part of a project called Green for Grenfell in which paper hearts, banners, posters and bunting relating to the Grenfell tower tragedy are being made out of recycled materials to adorn the streets in time for the Notting Hill Carnival this coming weekend. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS J RATCLIFFE Beeld AFP
Local community members work together on a large heart symbol in north Kensington, near Grenfell Tower in London on August 24, 2017 ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival. The art work is being made by local community volunteers as part of a project called Green for Grenfell in which paper hearts, banners, posters and bunting relating to the Grenfell tower tragedy are being made out of recycled materials to adorn the streets in time for the Notting Hill Carnival this coming weekend. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS J RATCLIFFEBeeld AFP
Paper hearts made by the local community are seen under a dual carriageway in north Kensington, near the remains of Grenfell Tower in London on August 24, 2017 made ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival. 
The art work is being made by local community volunteers as part of a project called Green for Grenfell in which paper hearts, banners, posters and bunting relating to the Grenfell tower tragedy are being made out of recycled materials to adorn the streets in time for the Notting Hill Carnival this coming weekend. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS J RATCLIFFE Beeld AFP
Paper hearts made by the local community are seen under a dual carriageway in north Kensington, near the remains of Grenfell Tower in London on August 24, 2017 made ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival. The art work is being made by local community volunteers as part of a project called Green for Grenfell in which paper hearts, banners, posters and bunting relating to the Grenfell tower tragedy are being made out of recycled materials to adorn the streets in time for the Notting Hill Carnival this coming weekend. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS J RATCLIFFEBeeld AFP
Paper hearts made by the local community are seen on a fence under a dual carriageway in north Kensington, near Grenfell Tower in London on August 24, 2017 ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival. 
The art work is being made by local community volunteers as part of a project called Green for Grenfell in which paper hearts, banners, posters and bunting relating to the Grenfell tower tragedy are being made out of recycled materials to adorn the streets in time for the Notting Hill Carnival this coming weekend. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS J RATCLIFFE Beeld AFP
Paper hearts made by the local community are seen on a fence under a dual carriageway in north Kensington, near Grenfell Tower in London on August 24, 2017 ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival. The art work is being made by local community volunteers as part of a project called Green for Grenfell in which paper hearts, banners, posters and bunting relating to the Grenfell tower tragedy are being made out of recycled materials to adorn the streets in time for the Notting Hill Carnival this coming weekend. / AFP PHOTO / CHRIS J RATCLIFFEBeeld AFP
Juliana Campos and her nine-year-old daughter Bella pose in full costume in the Notting Hill area of London on Thursday Aug. 24, 2017 prior to this year's Notting Hill Carnival. Juliana, originally from Brazil, has performed at the Rio de Janeiro festival five times and Notting Hill Carnival seven times. (Lauren Hurley/PA via AP) Beeld AP
Juliana Campos and her nine-year-old daughter Bella pose in full costume in the Notting Hill area of London on Thursday Aug. 24, 2017 prior to this year's Notting Hill Carnival. Juliana, originally from Brazil, has performed at the Rio de Janeiro festival five times and Notting Hill Carnival seven times. (Lauren Hurley/PA via AP)Beeld AP

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