British PM May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire

The local authority, which owns the tower block where families rented their homes, says it is doing all it can to support the victims and to help the relief operation.Around 800 people gathered outside Prime Minister Theresa May’s residence at Downing Street to protest against the United Kingdom government’s handling of the disaster, said Joey Ayoub, a journalist and activist who joined others at Number 10.British Prime Minister Theresa May is rushed away under heavy police guard after she met residents who live near a tower block in London where at least 30 people died in a fire.”It really devastated me”, he said.Families of the victims and residents of Grenfell said they were furious that the local government had for years ignored their complaints about the building’s lack of measures in case of fire and had not adequately attended to survivors of the blaze.This latest figure, based on reports from the public, included the 30 already confirmed to have died in the fire in west London early Wednesday.There have been demands for answers as to how the blaze was able to engulf the building, trapping many on the upper floors. She met survivors privately on Friday and promised measures including £5 million pounds (€5.7 million) for emergency costs, and new homes nearby within three weeks.She did speak with emergency services.Later that afternoon, demonstrators stormed the offices of Kensington and Chelsea Council over its handling of the crisis amid concerns that earlier renovation work was linked to the rapid spread of the blaze. “It might be that some of those are safe and well but for whatever reason have not reached (out) to let us know”.He is hopeful the two-and-a-half hour meeting, attended by victims, residents, community leaders and volunteers, was the starting point for a process of “lasting change”.There are 16 bodies now in a London morgue, Cundy said, and the remaining victims are missing and presumed dead.”Obviously one imagines there will be further expenses of various kinds, that of course we will meet”, he said. “I absolutely get why they are angry”.People lost everything in the fire and were left in only the clothes they were wearing.The queen said in a statement that she was “profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need”.The Metropolitan Police’s investigation into the fire will look at the refurbishment undertaken at the tower block in 2016. “All our warnings fell on deaf ears and we predicted that a catastrophe like this was inevitable”, the group said after the fire broke out, according to the Associated Press.The queen marked her official birthday Saturday by saying Britain remains “resolute in the face of adversity” after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester.