Protesters storm town hall as anger grows over London fire

Prime minister Theresa May's government earlier sought to quell anger over the disaster, pledging to support the victims after protesters jeered her when she visited residents.

On Friday she was met with shouts of "coward" and "shame on you" when she emerged from a Kensington church where, under a heavy police presence she had met with victims and community leaders. According to BBC, the cladding had a plastic core and was similar to that used by high-rise buildings in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, which had also suffered fires that spread.

May met victims privately at a central London hospital on Friday and had expressed her sorrow on television on Thursday after meeting emergency services personnel.

Told there was a need for the public to hear her say something had gone badly wrong and the Government accepted responsibility, Mrs May said: "Something awful has happened. It may well be the defining outcome of this tragedy that the worst mistakes of the 1960s and 1970s are systematically torn down", he said. "People have lost their lives, people have had their homes destroyed, they have fled for their lives with absolutely nothing". May said the government would spend £5 million for clothes, food and emergency supplies to the victims.

In furious scenes this afternoon, over a hundred people remain gathered outside the council's headquarters.

He said it will take "weeks or longer" to recover and identify all the dead in the social housing building that was left charred and gutted by the devastating blaze.

Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall became another flashpoint on Friday with protesters storming the building, accusing authorities of ignoring them and of forcing low-income families to live in sub-standard housing.

Police bundled the British premier into a waiting auto amid angry shouts of "coward" from protestors.

Police officers lined the door to the hall with some protesters still inside. "I said 'why you didn't come - they brought us outside, I thought you are with us.' He said 'no one brought me outside.' He said, 'why you left me?'" "We will continue to look at what more needs to be done", May said in a statement issued by her office. "We do not want another fatality arising out of this tragedy". She said Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester.