LONDON BURNS: Grenfell Protesters Storm Kensington Town Hall
Fury over Grenfell Tower tragedy boils over as protesters storm Kensington Town Hall, boo PM and march on Downing St shouting 'May must go' as they blame Tory cuts for the fire that 'killed 70'
Frustrations over the fatal Grenfell Tower fire boiled over yesterday as victims, residents and protesters took to the streets of central London demanding answers over the blaze. Hundreds of people gathered outside Kensington town hall in west London wanting to know how the tragedy could have happened. The frustrated victims and family members then marched to the scene of the blaze at Grenfell Tower. A separate march was held on Whitehall, where protesters were angry with the response from the Government following Wednesday's disaster. The group brought the heart of London to a standstill as they tried to march from the Home Office headquarters to Downing Street. The crowd, shouting 'May must go', 'justice for Grenfell' and 'blood on your hands', were met with a cordon of police officers as they marched up Horse Guards Parade, coming to a stop outside Downing Street.
Organisers estimated at least 1,400 were involved, with many waving placards. Protesters were also seen holding a sit-in at Oxford Circus and a further demonstration outside the BBC's Broadcasting House. It came as Prime Minister Theresa May faced angry scenes earlier in the day as she met the group of victims, residents, volunteers and community leaders at St Clement's Church close to the scene of the horrific blaze. The Prime Minister was booed and jeered after she met survivors of the inferno but failed to address people demanding a response to the devastating fire. An angry protester shouted: 'What is she doing here? She's going back to her nice cosy home. Why has she come only on Friday? Get the f*** out.' Other people shouted 'murderer' and 'coward' at the Prime Minister as she abandoned the meeting to return to the security of Downing Street. Police broke up a scuffle between members of the crowd as Mrs May's car drove off. Daily Mail>>>>>>>>