Report: Greenfell Tower Protesters Storm Kensington Town Hall Meeting

Hundreds of protesters, chanting “justice,” stormed Kensington Town Hall on Friday.

Hundreds of protesters stormed Kensington Town Hall on Friday to demonstrate in support of residents and victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed the lives of at least 30 people in West London on Tuesday. As The Independent reports, the group chanted "justice" as they entered the building and brought forward a list of demands.

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Protesters initially gathered outside of the Town Hall before entering building. Among their demands was a provision for those displaced by the fire to be housed in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Mustafa Mansour, one of the organizers, read a statement from the Kensington council to the demands. In response, the council said that they will be housed “as locally as we can but we may need help from the closest neighborhoods,"
The Guardian reports.

At least one person was arrested during the protest, according to the The Independent. Twelve people remain in the hospital from injuries suffered during the fire on Tuesday and dozens more are thought to be still missing.

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June 16, 2017
Report: Greenfell Tower Protesters Storm Kensington Town Hall Meeting