British PM May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze


Sixteen "very ordinary people" sat in Downing Street to bring their concerns to May in an "unprecedented" meeting on Saturday and finally felt they were listened to, the Bishop of Kensington, Dr Graham Tomlin said.

The protest is still ongoing, but here's everything you need to know so far. "We will continue to look at what more needs to be done".

The displays of anger increased pressure on Theresa May over her response to the disaster.

Emergency workers on a raised platform point at a section of the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London, Friday, June 16, 2017, after a fire engulfed the 24-story building Wednesday morning.

"At least she could've met the victims, [Labour leader Jeremy] Corbyn was a good man. he came and met the people", one victim told Sky News.

"We are in the richest borough in the United Kingdom and in this very borough we have a building where some of the poorest live and the safety measures are totally inadequate", said Mustafa Al Mansur, one of the organisers of the demonstration. Many residents are still unaccounted for, and police said some remains may never be identified.

When asked on Thursday about why she did not meet residents or visit a local community center, May said she wanted to visit the scene of the incident to be briefed by the emergency services.

Protesters tried to storm the Kensington and Chelsea headquarters, but were soon called back from the foyer by one of the organisers, who urged them to remain calm.

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Police do not expect to find any survivors inside the 24-storey concrete tower, which contained 120 apartments.

"We entirely support the calling of the public inquiry and will co-operate in whatever way we can with it so that local people have all the answers about what has happened", the council said. The blaze spread rapidly, and three days later, officials are still searching for the missing. Instead they released a statement promising to rehouse as many people locally as they could.

May eventually did visit the hospital and met with victims.

Accounts of people trapped inside as the blaze destroyed everything around them, shouting for help, throwing children to safety and trying to escape through windows using makeshift ropes from bed sheets tied together left the nation in shock.

The victims were commemorated by the protestors; a moments silence was held for the victims, who they said had not been properly acknowledged.

What was left was a light grey ash coloured shell - towering in a ghostly fashion above the nearby pubs and houses.

However, even those within her own party said Mrs May should have faced locals herself.