Anger erupts in London fire neighborhood over renovations

Anger erupts in London fire neighborhood over renovations

Police say the harrowing search for remains had paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blackened tower but has resumed.

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster that devastated West London, the city is coming together in incredible ways to support each other.

Reaction among Conservatives has ranged from criticism by former lawmakers to defensiveness by those serving in May's Cabinet, adding to questions of whether May can survive politically.

There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic north Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including May, who was jeered Friday after she visited. One man was led away by police after throwing a bottle at the Labour politician, who was visiting Notting Hill Methodist Church, near the estate.

Corbyn met with members of the public and was pictured hugging tearful relatives of victims near the charred building.

"I think everybody cares to an extent, some to a deeper extent and some show empathy in a different way to others", the Labour leader said. "We're all trying to do the best we can".

Some desperate residents pleaded to speak to the queen and her grandson about their plight and the fate of missing children as they left the site, with William promising he would return.

"It's come over very strongly how good the community has been to help", the queen said. Harrowing cries could be heard inside the main hall of the rest centre, where evacuated families and locals have been gathering, as a group consoled one another.

"Someone needs to be held accountable!" people shouted at London Mayor Sadiq Khan when he visited on Thursday to pay his respects.

Loubna Aghzafi, a local resident, told him that many people she had spoken to were unable to share their experiences.

Talking about his meeting with residents, the mayor described the crowds as "distraught, frustrated and increasingly angry" and demanded the PM chase prosecutions for possible "negligence". "They feel the Government and local council haven't done enough to help them in the aftermath of this horrific incident, or to provide answers to their increasingly urgent questions".

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.

Police have been struggling to come up with an authoritative list of who was in the building when the fire started, making it hard to determine how many had died.

The borough and the Government, Theresa May in particular, have faced criticism over the response.

But it wasn't just May that had to contend with the public's wrath after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Coupled with planned engineering work, the safety concerns around the fire mean the Circle Line is closed.

"Something's gone wrong here, something's gone drastically wrong", Communities and Local Government Minister Sajid Javid told BBC radio.

Authorities said that they did not expect to find more survivors and that the number of people who are unaccounted for is "unknown". "There can be no shortcuts to this".

"It is a truly terrifying thought but the Grenfell Action Group firmly believe that only a catastrophic event will expose the ineptitude and incompetence of our landlord, the KCTMO, and bring an end to the unsafe living conditions and neglect of health and safety legislation that they inflict upon their tenants and leaseholders", members of the group said in a blog dated November 2016.

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