Demonstrators have stormed a council town hall this afternoon amid heightened tensions following the fatal Grenfell Tower blaze.
Singer Lily Allen joined protesters from across London to gather outside the offices to demand justice after at least 30 people died in the fire in West London.
Around 70 people took to the streets outside the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall to wave placards and demand a response from the authority.
Demonstrators crowd onto a staircase as they storm Kensington Town Hall in London today
Allen, who rushed to the scene on Tuesday night, said: ‘I was there and saw people waving and screaming for help and I felt scared with them.
‘The council needs to start helping and until they say to people to stop pitting things in boxes and go home, we will continue to help.
‘There has been other events where resources are available, if this was a terrorist attack more would have been done to help.
‘Theresa May should have gone into the community, met the people so tragically effected by this, not just met a few fireman. This is about corruption and corruption of governments.’
Mustafa Almansour, who helped organise the protest outside the town hall addressed the crowd.
Demonstrators stormed the council town hall this afternoon amid heightened tensions
Demonstrators gather outside Kensington Town Hall in West London this afternoon to demand justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire two days ago
He said: ‘The outpouring of love and generosity from the public has been extraordinary, £5 million has already been raised.
‘But neither the leader of the council nor his cabinet have not made any commitments to those who have suffered.
‘The council has not committed any funds for the welfare of the public. We would like the leader of the council to make a statement to the media and public present today.
‘We demand the chief executive and the leader respond to the victim’s of this tragedy.
Singer Lily Allen joined protesters from across London to gather outside the council office to demand justice after at least 30 people died in the fire in West London
‘Firstly we want communication with with victims of the Grenfell tower fire so that we know who has died. Families need to know if they have lost their loved ones.
‘Particularly funding to cover the cost of rehoming the victim’s of this tragedy.
‘No commitment has been made to the victims to rehome them in the borough. This commitment needs to be made today.
‘We demand a criminal investigation into the £10million that was spent of public money on the refurbishment of the property.
Protesters made their way to the town hall hours after the death toll in the blaze rose to 30
‘And to bring all those responsible for that project to justice. We want an investigation into all similar buildings in the borough and across London.
‘We want to see all necessary measures taken to ensure this tragedy will never be repeated in London again.
‘We will stay here until we get a response from the leader of the council to make a statement about the systemic failures and to not act for just the few.’
As he gave his rousing speech, angry protestors shouted ‘murderers’ and ‘shame’.
After his speech, a rendition of ‘for the residents, justice’ rang out amongst the agitated crowd, followed by chants and demands for the council to respond.