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vrijdag 16 juni 2017

Grenfell Tower

Grief turns to anger as furious Grenfell Tower protesters storm Kensington Town Hall chanting 'we want justice' and 'murderers' and BOO Theresa May as she visits nearby support centre


  • Demonstrators gathered outside the local council's headquarters today with questions for local officials
  • Some of the group then got inside Kensington town hall, west London chanting 'murderers' and 'cowards'
  • At least 300 people appeared outside the building this afternoon, chanting slogans and waving placards
  • Group demanded that council re-home those displaced by the fire immediately and within the borough
  • Council says it will find accommodation for those affected 'as quickly as we can' and said it is releasing funds
Frustrations over the fatal Grenfell Tower fire boiled over today as residents demanding answers over the blaze stormed Kensington town hall.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea headquarters in west London wanting to know how the tragedy could have happened.
It came as Prime Minister Theresa May faced angry scenes 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 protestor 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.
Councillors are among those who face serious questions over the apparent safety failings which led to the fire spreading quickly up the tower block on Tuesday night.
The protesters initially gathered outside the building, insisting that those displaced by the disaster be housed with the London borough rather than elsewhere.
But some of the group then went through the door chanting 'we want justice' and pushed up the stairs towards the authority's offices.  Some shouted 'murderers' while others yelled 'cowards'. 
Some of the group crowded onto the stairs  inside the local authority building during the demo before returning outside
Some of the group crowded onto the stairs  inside the local authority building during the demo before returning outside
Theresa May also faced anger as she left St Clement's Church neat Grenfell Tower under police guard this afternoon
Theresa May also faced anger as she left St Clement's Church neat Grenfell Tower under police guard this afternoon
Protesters charged inside the council building as they demand answers of authorities as security tried to hold usher them out
Protesters charged inside the council building as they demand answers of authorities as security tried to hold usher them out
A large group of residents from the area around Grenfell Tower protested outside the building this afternoon
A large group of residents from the area around Grenfell Tower protested outside the building this afternoon


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4611482/Protesters-storm-Kensington-Town-Hall-Grenfell-fire.html#ixzz4kBmFIU77
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