British Prime Minister Theresa May was rushed away under heavy police guard on Friday as protesters shouted “Shame on you” after she met residents who live near a tower block in London where at least 30 people died in a fire.
May, already under pressure after a botched snap election, is facing widespread criticism for her response to the blaze. She has promised to set up a public inquiry and pledged 5 million pounds ($6.40 million) to help the victims.
Separately, hundreds of protesters stormed the local town hall chanting: “We want justice.”
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May has outlined a series of measures to help those left homeless by the devastating fire which engulfed the 24-storey apartment block on Wednesday.
But fury has grown in the local community at what people say is the slow response from authorities to the fire and a failure to inform families …
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