Saturday, June 17, 2017

Britain left 'somber' by tower inferno, says Queen

Queen Elizabeth II said Saturday that Britain had been plunged into a somber mood after the deadly London tower block inferno, as public anger swelled and dozens were still reported missing.

Furious residents heckled Prime Minister Theresa May and stormed the local authority headquarters on Friday, demanding justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster which left at least 30 people dead.

There were angry scenes at the offices of the Kensington and Chelsea council, which was responsible for managing the 1970s social housing block in a working-class enclave of one of Britain's richest areas.

"It was a death trap and they knew it," one person shouted as demonstrators stormed inside the offices.

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