Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Grenfell Tower protesters storm Kensington town hall


The death toll of 58 is likely to rise in coming days.

"It is hard to escape a very somber national mood", Elizabeth said in a message. The queen was born in April but celebrates in June.

"What did she expect was going to happen".

There have been demands for answers as to how the blaze was able to engulf the 24-storey building, trapping many on the upper floors, along with complaints that not enough was being done to provide assistance for people left homeless or information about those still missing. Before that, Britons had been hit with three terrorist attacks in less than three months, in London and Manchester.

The leader of the council facing intense criticism over its handling of the Grenfell Tower disaster has insisted there is an "effective" relief effort on the ground.

The horrific fire early Wednesday morning has put increased pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and her senior ministers at a time when her authority has been weakened by an election that saw her Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament. Ms.

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When May went out to meet with them at St.

Police surrounded Ms May as she left the church, where a crowd of angry protesters had gathered, shouting "shame on you!" and "coward!".

Scuffles broke out near the building, with demonstrators chanting "we want justice!" as they surged toward the doors.

Today The Sun pledges £100,000 to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy but they also need your help. Survivors of the building claim that cheap materials for the cladding and a lack of maintenance on the building were to blame for the fatal fire.

Police have warned some of the victims may never be identified because of the state of the remains.

He said: "The conditions due to the fire damage verge on indescribable, which is why this will be such a lengthy operation taking weeks to complete".

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There have been huge frustrations that people do not know who to talk to, that they can't get through on the council hotlines.

The Prime Minister also set out to reassure victims about the upcoming judge-led public inquiry into the fire.

Neither side immediately released details.

One woman wept saying it was because the Prime Minister declined to speak to anyone outside the meeting which lasted less than hour. Some 600 people were living in the tower's 120 apartments.

Cundy said the police investigation into the blaze would look at the building and its refurbishment in 2016 and vowed to prosecute people "if there is evidence".

The cause of the fire is not yet known, but police do not believe it was started on objective. More than $3.8 million has been raised for the victims.

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