Queen, Prince Visit Volunteers Helping with London Fire Aftermath
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 18, 2017,
Jun 18, 2017, 15:26
The long-serving monarch was referring to two terrorist attacks, one in London another in Manchester, and a devastating fire that destroyed the Grenfell Tower block in London on Wednesday morning. Hundreds of people marched from Kensington town hall toward the gutted tower on Friday evening, some brandishing Socialist Worker Party placards emblazoned with slogans including "Defy Tory Rule" and "no justice, no peace".
May was heavily criticised for visiting Grenfell Tower the day after the fire, but speaking only to fire and police chiefs rather than victims and survivors.
The attempt to quell the growing anger over her response to the fire comes as May is under unprecedented pressure following her party's loss of its parliamentary majority last week in the country's general election.
Queen Elizabeth has issued a solemn birthday message to the United Kingdom after the recent terror attacks in both Manchester and London.
It tore through all floors of the building and took more than 200 firefighters 24 hours to bring it under control.
Prime Minister Theresa May came in for trenchant criticism from angry victims of Grenfell Tower tragedy for allegedly being "cold as a fish" to it, but Queen Elizabeth II was hailed for reflecting the national mood on Saturday, her official birthday. "United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding so disgusting affected by injury and loss".
They made their way to Downing Street, May's official residence, where they met a large police presence. Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a r.
The Queen's official birthday is celebrated with the Birthday Parade, which is also known as Trooping the Colour.
'During recent visits in Manchester and London, I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need'.
"It was murder", said the front page of The Sun; "May takes cover" said The Times; "Inferno: the anger erupts", said the Daily Mail.
On Friday, Elizabeth and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, visited the area and met residents and community representatives.
The UK has promised a full public inquiry, and announced a fund of 5 million British pounds ($6.4 million) to help those affected by the blaze. "As prime minister, I will be responsible for implementing its findings".
Seven Moroccans are among the dead, the north African country's foreign affairs ministry said.
Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Thursday of the toll: "I'd like to hope that it isn't going to be triple figures".
Pope Francis sent a message of "heartfelt condolences" in which he invoked God's blessings of "strength and peace" on the local community.
Services on the London Tube railway line that runs above ground close to the tower were suspended yesterday, London Fire Brigade said.