Scientologists set up tent outside Grenfell Tower

Scientologists have been branded ‘vultures’ who are ‘trying to capitalise on people’s heartbreak’ after setting up an enormous tent at the scene of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Members of the controversial religion were seen offering massages and handing out promotional leaflets from the bright yellow structure just days after the horror blaze.

They were first outside the sports centre on Friday but came back on Sunday with their huge tents and flags which read ‘communication’ and ‘conflicts’.

The tent was pitched just metres away from the street where hundreds of locals are handing out donations to those who have been left homeless by the inferno which has so far claimed 78 lives.

The church told MailOnline: ‘From 99% of the responses we had, we know it was worthwhile.’

The enormous bright yellow tent, pictured, was set up near the Grenfell Tower site

Members of the controversial religion were seen offering massages and handing out promotional leaflets from the structure

The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire rose to 79 today as police confirmed five of those who died in the blaze have been formally identified

Residents are alleged to have told the Scientologists to ‘take their tent and leave’ after being offered massages to help them ‘heal’.

A journalist at the scene said: ‘Everyone who’s approached them has told them to f*** off.’

The Church of Scientology was founded in the 1950s by science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard and counts Tom Cruise as well as John Travelota among its celebrity followers.

It believes the spirit can alleviate ‘injury, trauma or discomfort’ by ‘putting the spirit in communication with the body’. 

Former Scientologists such as actress Leah Remini and writer Paul Haggis have claimed church leaders encourage members to shun apostates and allegedly label those who leave as ‘suppressive persons’.

Twitter users have also reacted with fury…

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