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RT Ruptly Producer Attacked in London During Protest Over Grenfell Tower Fire

RT Ruptly Producer Attacked in London During Protest Over Grenfell Tower Fire

May, already under pressure after a botched snap election, is facing widespread criticism for her response to the blaze. More than 3 million pounds ($3.8 million) has been raised for the victims, and the British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($6.3 million) emergency fund.

The protesters barged their way through an automatic door at Kensington and Chelsea council town hall and sought to gain entry to an upper floor.

The blaze broke out in the tower block in the West London district of North Kensington about an hour after midnight Tuesday.

AS flames ripped through the 24-storey Grenfell Tower apartment in west London early Wednesday morning, Waewta Supareuksanon and her family were desperately waiting in their 10 floor unit for help from firefighters.

"We need to do whatever it takes to make people that live in those properties safe: that's either make the properties safe or find some other accommodation, it has to be done", he said, adding that survivors from the tower would be re-housed in the local area.

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Just look at the hole location sheet for the day's play on Friday; nearly all of them are hidden away near the edge of greens. The rankings began in 1986 and this is the first time the top three players in the world have missed the cut in a major.

Local lawmaker Emma Dent Coad said grieving families had "lost their loved ones and their communities have been shaken to the core". Police have identified six of the victims so far.

Residents and victims have expressed outrage at Prime Minister Theresa May, who visited the site the day before without meeting with local residents.

Inside the sports centre, which has become a major hub for the relief effort and a shelter for those displaced in the fire, the queen and prince met volunteers and emergency services. "One woman told me she had escaped in only her top and underwear".

SKY NEWS Theresa May faced tough questions over her Government's handling of the blaze. The many residents I met today are very angry too; their concerns about the building were not responded to and their questions were not answered.

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said there were still "unknown numbers" of people in the smoldering ruins of the building. "As residents of the local area they are keen to offer their immediate support".

Death toll climbs to 30 in London Grenfell Tower fire
Media reports have said about 70 people are expected to have been killed, although police have not confirmed this. The protesters barged their way through an automatic door at and sought to gain entry to an upper floor.

The death toll from the blaze that consumed a London tower block earlier this week has risen to 30, police said on Friday.

"People are terrified that the same thing could happen to them", said Khan.

The cause of the fire is still unknown but "there is nothing to suggest the fire was started deliberately", London police said in a Friday statement. The campaign group said Alhajali's brother was rescued by fire crews.

Meanwhile, at an event honoring young people's writing held by BBC Radio 2 at the Tower of London, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall led a tribute to the victims.

However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson took to Facebook to attack Labour politicians for "political game playing", defending his record regarding the fire service as mayor of London between 2008-2016.

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Mrs May had faced calls to distance herself Mr Trump for his incendiary remarks but for two days failed to directly address them. A spokesperson for Khan responded that he had " more important things to do than respond to Donald Trump's ill-informed tweet ".

Cundy said identifying victims will be very challenging and police will use global disaster victim protocols which include dental records, fingerprints and DNA.


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