Tower block fire protesters storm town hall

2017-06-17 08:36
Demonstrators gather with placards outside a UK government building in London to demand justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. (Tolga Akmen, AFP)

Demonstrators gather with placards outside a UK government building in London to demand justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. (Tolga Akmen, AFP)

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London - Dozens of people attending an angry protest for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy stormed the local town hall on Friday.

"We want justice!", "Shame on you!", and "Killers!", the protesters shouted, as they scuffled with security guards in the lobby of the building.

Hundreds of people protested outside the Kensington and Chelsea town hall holding handmade signs reading "Justice for Grenfell".

The protesters also held up pictures of those still unaccounted for and now feared dead.

Police have said 30 people are confirmed dead, with more than 70 unaccounted for. Local residents have accused police of hiding the true toll.

"No justice, no peace!" the crowd shouted.

"I have friends in the tower and they are not telling us anything," said Salwa Buamani, 25.

"We are not given information about our loved ones," she added.


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