North Kensington did not have a warm reception for Theresa May on Friday night 5 years ago

North Kensington did not have a warm reception for Theresa May on Friday night

There was a lot of anger.

Theresa May spent Friday meeting those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire that has left 30 people dead so far.

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The Prime Minister was meeting people affected by the tragedy, after choosing not to meet residents of the area on Thursday due to "security concerns." On Friday afternoon, May visited the Chelsea and Westminster hospitals, and in the evening she visited a church which is sheltering people affected by the fire.

However, there were angry scenes outside the church in north Kensington as she left. May was bundled into a waiting car by police and a video posted by Channel 4 news shows a woman being held back outside the vehicle. She repeatedly shouts "murderer."

There was very heavy security at the scene, and a media scrum. As the Prime Minister's car drives away, a man shouts: "Why are you running away from us? Answer the people."

You can watch the video here:

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