UK's May pledges $6.4 million for fire survivors

The monarch has expressed her sympathies to families of victims of the blaze.

Protest organiser Mutsafa Mansour outlined the protesters' demands outside the town hall.

Currently, 30 people have been confirmed dead, and there are 70 people unaccounted for.

Early reports say the fire started on the second level, and quickly spread through all 22 floors on top of of it.

Yesterday, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Cambridge met volunteers, residents and community representatives while visiting Westway Sports Centre, near the charred remains of the tower block in north Kensington. Protesters are anxious that councilors will dispatch homeless residents far from their communities. A scuffle broke out.

Demonstrators pushed their way through an automatic door shouting 'We want justice!' and 'Killers!' as they clashed with security guards in the lobby. The protesters were angered when no one from the council came out to address their concerns, reporters said. "This should not have happened in the beginning", she said.

It was fitted by a company called Harley Facades, which has put out a statement following Wednesday's blaze saying: "We are not aware of any link between the fire and the exterior cladding of the tower".

Thirty people are now known to have died in the blaze, six of whom have been provisionally identified.

"We have to get to the bottom of this", he said. She and Prince William visited fire survivors Friday. Her government is also due to launch hard Brexit talks with the European Union on Monday. She did speak with emergency services.

When the boy heckled "I can't hear you", the Mayor said: "We're going to do that".

She said it was "difficult to escape a very sombre mood".

After meeting residents, victims and community leaders affected by the fire, she pledged 5 million pounds ($6.39 million) of support, housing guarantees and help with access to bank accounts and cash.

Asked by a seven-year-old boy at the scene "How many children died?", mayor of London Sadiq Khan replied: "The bad news, I'm afraid, is lots of people died in the fire".

Others find fallout from the tragedy deeply personal, as relatives and friends add their messages to a wall of condolences.

Meanwhile, Conservative MP Chris Philp told the programme the public inquiry should produce interim findings to ensure swift action can be taken if residents in other tower blocks are at risk.

However, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who was London mayor until a year ago, took to Facebook to attack opposition Labour politicians for "political game playing".

British Prime Minister Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the fire while police have subsequently launched a criminal investigation. Stuart Cundy said that "we believe this number will sadly increase".

Police have said they fear the blaze was so devastating that some victims may never be identified.

  • Leroy Wright