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Grenfell survivors project safety messages onto Salford tower blocks

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Survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire have travelled up to Salford to campaign alongside people living in buildings that are still covered in potentially dangerous cladding.

It was part of a coordinated effort across the country which saw messages projected onto the sides of tower blocks, which campaigners say are still unsafe.

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Last month the Government announced they will fund the removal of unsafe Grenfell Tower-style cladding on private residential high-rise blocks.

However this doesn't extend to buildings covered in another type of cladding, which fire services say isn't safe.

Campaigners from "Grenfell United" travelled to Salford to lend their support:

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We want people to walk out onto the streets and see this and say 'Why are we still talking about this?' And to then realise that a lot of things still haven't changed.

We need a change in the building regulations, we need a massive cultural change within the building industry to make sure nothing like Grenfell ever happens again.

– Tiago Alves, Grenfell United

There are twelve sites across Greater Manchester where potential fire safety issues have been identified.

The developers of NV Buildings - where the light projection protest was held - say they are "very optimistic" that the situation will be resolved soon.

It's currently owned by Freehold Managers Limited, who are calling on the government to step in.

We have sympathy for the leaseholders’ concerns in relation to the cost of fire safety works at NV Buildings but the priority must be to make the buildings safe. As outlined in the lease, responsibility for repair and maintenance is with the Residents Management Company.

The main issue is that the building regulations are not fit for purpose. It is only right that the Government steps in to cover the cost of remediation for all flammable cladding systems, not just ACM.

– Freehold Managers Limited

The Government says "The government has consistently made clear that building safety is the responsibility of the building owner".

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Friday marks two years since a small kitchen fire in a west London high-rise turned into the most deadly domestic blaze since the Second World War.

72 people lost their lives in the fire.

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