Protesters storm local town hall after deadly London fire

He said police will release images and video from inside the tower tomorrow, pending the approval of Grenfell families.

The London Evening Standard reported that hundreds of activists marched to the town hall and gathered outside the building on Friday chanting: "We want justice".

"Many people have been saying for some time now, their concerns about the housing we're talking about now, but also other tower blocks around London".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for homes to be "requisitioned if necessary" in order to house those left homeless by the disaster: "It is hardly acceptable that in London you have luxury buildings and luxury flats kept empty, as land banks for the future, while the homeless and the poor look for somewhere to live". Several dozen police, including mounted officers, were in attendance.

Communities and Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid said inspections of similar buildings had been ordered, with particular attention to the modern cladding used to beautify and add insulation to ageing concrete and steel structures.

Fury over the Grenfell Tower blaze came to a head on Friday with two separate protests erupting across the capital.

Emergency workers on a raised platform point at a section of the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London, Friday, June 16, 2017, after a fire engulfed the 24-story building Wednesday morning.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, facing criticism for the government's handling of the disaster, met Saturday with a small group of fire survivors invited to her official residence at 10 Downing Street.

Protesters storm Kensington Town Hall after the fatal fire. I have today requested daily progress reports. The death toll is still expected to rise substantially.

There have been huge frustrations that people do not know who to talk to, that they can't get through on the council hotlines.

Asked repeatedly whether she had misread the public mood, May did not answer directly but said the focus was on providing support to the victims. "You have to be prepared to receive people's emotions, and not be so frightened about people", former Conservative cabinet minister Michael Portillo told the BBC.

British health authorities say they are still treating 19 patients, 10 of whom remain in critical condition after the London high-rise fire.

The Government has pledged to cover "further expenses" for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, on top of the £5 million already promised. "People deserve answers. The inquiry will give them".

Protesters demonstrated outside the church where PM made announcement.

Activists and local residents held demonstrations at the borough's town hall, London's Oxford Street, the United Kingdom home office, the BBC, and the prime minister's official residence at Number 10 Downing Street to vent their frustrations.

"That's one of the most bad things I have ever seen", William said of the tower's blackened shell.

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