Saturday, 17 June 2017

May meets Grenfell fire victims and volunteers in Downing Street


 
Victims from the Grenfell Tower disaster have met with Theresa May in Downing Street.
 
This was Prime Minister's second meeting with those affected by Wednesday morning's fire, which was described as "unprecedented" by London's Fire Brigade Commissioner.


Mrs May has been criticised for not going to talk to victims until Friday, with furious locals shouting "coward" and "shame on you" following her visit with survivors at a west London church.


As the Grenfell residents and volunteers passed through the gates of Downing Street, protesters shouted angry chants about the Prime Minister and wore white ribbons as a sign of solidarity.


The group of residents was brought together by Graham Tomlin, the Bishop of Kensington.


In a brief statement afterwards, a spokesman for the residents said: "We have had two-and-a-half hours with the Prime Minister Theresa May, and spoke about demands and what we expect. You will hear from us in due course."


The No 10 meeting came after Mrs May chaired an emergency session of the Grenfell Recovery Task Force.


It is believed the group will have taken the call for justice to the top as they faced Theresa May after her apparent refusal to speak directly with victims last night

Residents of the incinerated Greenfell Tower have arrived at Downing Street to meet Prime Minister Theresa May




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