People flocked to the annual celebration of Caribbean culture and history, which also marked the 75th anniversary of the Windrush arrival. Thousands participated in a triumphant adult parade that closed the festival early in September.
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Dominica's culture has two significant aspects, which are music and dance. The annual independence celebrations show an outburst of traditional song and dance preceded since 1997 by weeks of Creole expressions like the "World Creole Music Festival" and "Creole in the Park."
Most people attending the Notting Hill carnival had a "fantastic time," the head of the Metropolitan police has said while also expressing concern over violent incidents committed by a "small number of very dangerous people."
Susan Hall, the Conservative candidate for 2024's London mayoral election, has called for the Notting Hill Carnival to be moved from its traditional home on the streets of west London to an area where it could be better policed.
Today, Rishi Sunak said the bloodshed proved the need for police and the courts to be given more authoritarian powers to tackle so-called 'zombie knives' and machetes.
Moving Notting Hill Carnival
A spokesman for London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the event was "born out of the Caribbean community in north Kensington and Notting Hill" and that this should "remain its home."
But Susan Hall, the Tory candidate for London mayor, told LBC: "It's very upsetting, and I'm afraid we have this every single year. It's an incredible thing, the Notting Hill Carnival. I would just say move it. Move it to where it can be policed much better than where it is now.
Because it's so good and so successful, very, very many people go there, so it's very, very difficult to police, so I'd be urging people to look somewhere else it could go."
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