News 16 June 2017
Author: Trudy Barry

Breaking: Grenfell residents have stormed Kensington town hall

Author Trudy Barry
16 June 2017

After the horrific fire on Wednesday morning at Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, residents are protesting the negligence that caused the incident.

At around 3pm today hundreds of people gathered outside Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall with a list of demands. However when a representative from the council refused to come out and speak with the protesters directly, choosing instead to release a written statement, the crowd grew even more unhappy. Police arrived to form a barricade and things quickly became heated with physical altercations on both sides.

Now, a group of approximately 50 to 60 protesters have entered the building demanding justice.

Theresa May announced today that a £5 million fund will be put in place to provide clothes, food and shelter for the survivors, but many feel that this is too little too late.

Police have now said that “at least 30” people have been confirmed dead from the fire, with the estimated total believed to be around 70. It is believed that nobody from the top three floors survived the blaze.