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Theresa May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire

May was rushed away from a meeting with residents on Friday under heavy police guard

Alistair Smout | Reuters  |  London 

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government sought on Saturday to quell anger over a deadly tower block fire by pledging to support the victims of the blaze after protesters jeered her when she visited local residents. May was rushed away from a meeting with residents on Friday under heavy police guard as protesters shouted “Shame on you” and hundreds stormed a local town hall calling for justice. After a botched snap election that lost her party its majority in parliament, May is facing criticism for her response to the blaze which engulfed the 24-storey ...

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 21:18 IST
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