#GRENFELL RESIDENTS SAY SCO-19 ARMED POLICE ON ESTATE. WHY?
18 June, 2017
In the last few days, some news outlets have reported ‘riot police’ manning cordons in the area of Grenfell Tower:
Police officers wearing baseball caps typical of SCO-19 on a cordon near Grenfell Tower
There were minute’s silences widely held for the victims of the terror attacks in Manchester and London. Apart from the Queen, there’s been none for us. Everything here on the ground has been done by volunteers and we still haven’t seen anyone from the government around to co-ordinate things, in spite of what Theresa May promised.
The local bobbies here have been brilliant and have treated everyone like human beings, but these armed officers don’t seem to know how to handle people at all.
The council’s been useless, we’ve been left to fend for ourselves and now we’ve got armed police patrolling us – after a fire, not a terrorist incident. The people here are the victims, but it doesn’t feel like we’re being treated that way. Why? What have we done? We didn’t start the fire.