GRENFELL FIRE IS OUT, BUT KENSINGTON IS A POWDER KEG : Morning Star

HUNDREDS of angry residents stormed council offices yesterday as they demanded support, housing and answers over the Grenfell Tower disaster amid accusations of “mass murder.”

They had gathered outside the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea civic centre and entered the building in order to stage a sit-down protest but council leaders refused to meet them.

Council bosses were accused of “skulking out” to avoid crowds as they left by a side door while police riot vans and helicopters circled.

Residents held placards demanding “Justice for Grenfell” and chanted “come downstairs” as they presented a list of immediate demands to the council.

And they called for a public inquest, arguing that a planned inquiry was not good enough.

Residents demanded a separate independent investigation into the £9.7 million refurbishment which covered the building with cladding that many believe helped the deadly fire to spread.

Demonstration organiser Mustafa Almansur told those gathered that he had met with a council rep, who confirmed that council bosses would not meet with those outside.

READ MORE : MORNING STAR

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