Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall to demand ‘justice’ for Grenfell Tower Fire

Protesters have stormed Kensington Town Hall during a protest to demand ‘justice’ for the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire, metro.co.uk report. 

As anger grows over the fire, crowds were heard chanting ‘shame on you’ outside the headquarters.

 

Hundreds of people gathered outside the town hall and said they wanted answers.

The angry protesters then barged their way through an automatic door at Kensington and Chelsea town hall and sought to gain entry to an upper floor.

Other protesters shouted: ‘We want justice!’, ‘Not 17!’ and ‘Killers!’, as they scuffled with security guards in the lobby of the building.

Protesters are worried that councilors will dispatch homeless residents far from their communities.

London has a chronic housing shortage even in the best of times, and people fear being forced out of the city.

Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall to demand 'justice' for Grenfell Tower Fire

People are in the hall (Picture: Sky News) 
Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall to demand 'justice' for Grenfell Tower Fire
A demonstrator shouts during a protest (Picture: Reuters/ Stefan Wermuth) 
Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall to demand 'justice' for Grenfell Tower Fire
People held up placards (Picture: Reuters) 
Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall to demand 'justice' for Grenfell Tower Fire
Demonstrators crowd outside Kensington Town Hall (Picture: REUTERS/Toby Melville)

At least 30 people were killed in the Grenfell tower fire, which trapped people in the 24-floor building on Wednesday morning.

Those on the streets outside the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall, were seen waving placards and demanding a espouse from the authority.

 

Scores of protesters this afternoon surged towards the building’s entrance.

They managed to get inside, but were soon called back away from the foyer by one of the organisers, who urged them to remain calm.

A council spokesman initially declined to comment on the action.

Mustafa Almansour, who helped organise the protest outside the town hall addressed the crowd prior to the storm.

He said: ‘The outpouring of love and generosity from the public has been extraordinary, £5 million has already been raised.

Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall to demand 'justice' for Grenfell Tower Fire
Protesters have gathered outside (Picture: BBC)
Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall to demand 'justice' for Grenfell Tower Fire
People gather outside Kensington Town Hall (Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/ AFP/ Getty Images) 
Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall to demand 'justice' for Grenfell Tower Fire
Police officers monitor protesters (Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire) 
Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall to demand 'justice' for Grenfell Tower Fire
Protesters gathered outside Kensington town hall in west London (Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire) 
Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall to demand 'justice' for Grenfell Tower Fire
Protestors invaded Kensington Town Hall (Picture: EPA/ Facundo Arrizabalaga) 
Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall to demand 'justice' for Grenfell Tower Fire
Protesters demanded answers over the Grenfell Tower disaster (Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

‘But neither the leader of the council nor his cabinet have not made any commitments to those who have suffered.

‘The council has not committed any funds for the welfare of the public. We would like the leader of the council to make a statement to the media and public present today.

 

‘We demand the chief executive and the leader respond to the victim’s of this tragedy.

‘Firstly we want communication with with victims of the Grenfell tower fire so that we know who has died. Families need to know if they have lost their loved ones.

‘Particularly funding to cover the cost of rehoming the victim’s of this tragedy.

‘No commitment has been made to the victims to rehome them in the borough. This commitment needs to be made today.

‘We demand a criminal investigation into the £10million that was spent of public money on the refurbishment of the property.

‘And to bring all those responsible for that project to justice. We want an investigation into all similar buildings in the borough and across London.

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