As bodies are still being recovered out of Grenfell tower after a fire ate the building on Tuesday, protestors are gathering outside the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea headquarters in west London, demanding to know how such a tragedy could have happened.
Reports are saying the way the building was built, and materials used, contributed to the swiftness of the fire, causing nearly a hundred deaths.
Protestors booed the prime minister as she came to visit the scene, meeting with workers and community leaders to check on progress. The protestors are blaming the government for not looking after their buildings properly.
The Daily Mail reports:
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 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.
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’.