Grenfell Tower protesters storm Kensington town hall


Protesters demanding justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower inferno have stormed Kensington Town Hall.

Hundreds of activists marched to the town hall and gathered outside the building on Friday afternoon chanting: “We want justice.”

Activists held up posters with pictures of those still missing after the deadly inferno at the west London tower block on Wednesday. 

Others held up placards with the words: “Justice for Grenfell” and “We demand an inquest.”

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People demanding justice for the Grenfell Tower victims gather outside Kensington Town Hall (AFP/Getty Images)

Hordes of people then stormed the entrance to the town hall, on Kensington High Street, as tensions mounted.

But there were called back away from the foyer by one of the organisers, who urged them to remain calm.

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Hundreds of people gathered outside Kensington Town Hall (AFP/Getty Images)

Police and security guards wearing high visibility vests confronted a number of people inside the building.

It is thought about 350 people were had arrived at the protest by 5pm.

A list of demands from the victims of those affected by the deadly blaze were read out by one of the demo’s organisers.

A council spokesman initially declined to comment to the press.

But a written response was handed to the crowd by the authorities with people continuing to yell and demand answers.

This story is being updated.

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