Mix 96 – News – Notting Hill Carnival: Grenfell victims remembered amid Caribbean celebrations

8:26pm 27th August 2018.

(Updated at 9:39pm 27th August 2018)

Notting Hill Carnival stages and music fell silent as the crowds and performers paid tribute to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

The party atmosphere came to a halt at 3pm on Monday as silence rang out across the west London streets for 72 seconds – one for each person killed in the blaze.

It was broken with cheers, whistles and the booming voice of the late Aretha Franklin singing Respect.

Around a million people were expected to join the annual event, held on Sunday and Monday, which celebrates Caribbean culture.

Brightly coloured costumes adorned with…

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