Anger grew Friday over the huge fire that ripped through a low-income London high-rise, as residents and neighbors vented their outrage and desperately sought news on the many still unaccounted for two days later.
According to Police, the death toll from the inferno that gutted the building on Wednesday is now up to 30. Police have also revealed they were looking at possible criminal offences behind the fatal fire.
BBC reports that 76 people are still missing.
On Friday, protesters barged into a meeting at the town of the local council responsible for the building, chanting “We want justice!” and “Shame on you!”
The protests came after London mayor Sadiq Khan wrote a furious letter to prime minister Theresa May, warning her the community affected by the fire was “increasingly angry” and felt “their grief has been made worse” by poor government response to the tragedy.
The anger in the Kensington community boiled over on Friday afternoon, with more than 500 protesters at the town hall – and some inside – complaining that in the country’s richest borough some of its poorest people had been left without adequate support in after the incident.
Mrs May had earlier announced a £5m ($8.4 million) fund for emergency supplies, food and clothing during a meeting with survivors.
“The package of support I’m announcing today is to give the victims the immediate support they need to care for themselves and for loved ones,” she said in a statement.