‘YOU’RE A MURDERER’ Grenfell blaze survivors call on Kensington council leader to resign at tense meeting as protests rage and residents are locked outside : Sun.

Elizabeth Campbell was greeted loud boos and cries of ‘shame’ at first full council meeting since disaster.

 

THE NEW leader of Kensington council faced calls to resign from furious Grenfell Tower residents minutes after she was elected tonight.

As Elizabeth Campbell was elected by fellow councillors, there were loud boos and cries of “Shame!”

The new Kensington and Chelsea Council Leader Elizabeth Campbell speaks during the council meeting this evening

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The new Kensington and Chelsea Council Leader Elizabeth Campbell speaks during the council meeting this evening

The council leader was repeatedly heckled and faced to calls to 'resign' from people in the public gallery

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The council leader was repeatedly heckled and faced to calls to ‘resign’ from people in the public gallery

Dozens of protesters gathered outside Kensington Town Hall, many with placards demanding 'justice for Grenfell'

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Dozens of protesters gathered outside Kensington Town Hall, many with placards demanding ‘justice for Grenfell’

A member of the public puts her hand up to speak while another heckles as Kensington and Chelsea Council Leader Elizabeth Campbell

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A member of the public puts her hand up to speak while another heckles as Kensington and Chelsea Council Leader Elizabeth Campbell addresses the meeting

Demonstrators gathered outside the highly charged meeting in Kensington Town Hall which was the council’s first full one since the disaster last month, which saw at least 80 people killed.

An enraged resident shouted at Ms Campbell: “You murdered my friend’s wife and kids, you won’t murder my wife and kids – resign!”

One woman who escaped from a flat in Grenfell Tower told the meeting: “I am here to represent those who were killed, their bodies turned into ash – the survivors, who are burning inside.”

Ms Campbell, a Tory councillor, admitted there had been a “retreat from the streets” with officials preferring to meet with each other rather than reaching out to residents.

In her speech, which was repeatedly interrupted by hecklers, she said: “The stories I’ve heard have been heartbreaking and humbling.”

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