London protesters demand answers over fire tragedy

Henrietta Strickland
June 19, 2017

Protesters stormed the local town hall in Kensington demanding action in the wake of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire.

Two protests were called in reaction to the Grenfell Tower fire on Wednesday with many calling for an independent inquest into the event.

"Afterwards, she will meet a group of residents, victims, volunteers and community leaders in No 10".

Local councils will also carry out safety checks on buildings similar to the Grenfell Tower, the prime minister said.

"They haven't got easy fire escapes, they've got no sprinklers, it's totally, totally unacceptable in Britain that this is allowed to happen and people lose their lives in this way". Like many other residents she has spent the days following the fire living in temporary shelters with minimal sleep, printing and distributing posters wherever she can.

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said the Grenfell Tower disaster was a effect of years of neglect by politicians.

May promised to hold a public inquiry into a fire that killed at least 17 people when it engulfed a 24-storey social housing block in West London, expressing her sorrow in a televised statement after meeting with the emergency services.

Mustafa then asked them to keep the protest peaceful, adding: "You have been awesome - please stay the unbelievable people that you are".

"There's one woman this morning and her child, they have been moved three times since Wednesday into different accommodation".

The council said: 'We plan to house residents of Grenfell Tower as locally as we can.

The London mayor on Sunday also addressed whether the flammable aluminum cladding speculated to have contributed to the blaze's rapid spread up the 24-story structure was illegal, telling press that fire services were "currently testing that cladding".

Cundy said police will investigate the tower's refurbishment project, which experts believe may have left the building more vulnerable to a catastrophic blaze.

The move came after strong criticism from London's mayor, Sadiq Khan.

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".

With dozens still unaccounted for, police have said that the death toll would rise and some victims might never be identified as firefighters search the charred shell of the building to locate the victims' remains.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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