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As the recovery process continues following the Grenfell Tower fire , grief turned into anger on the streets of London as people demanded answers.

On Friday (June 16) evening, protesters took to the streets to vent their frustration at the "lack of communication" about what happened.

Many are still waiting to find out what happened to their loved ones.

Some stormed the Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council offices in the town hall in Kensington, while others marched through Whitehall.

Vigils were also held late on Friday evening.

Theresa May was greeted with cries of "shame on you" and "coward" as she returned to the scene of the devastating fire.

Protesters demonstrate outside Kensington Town Hall on June 16

The London Fire Brigade said it does not expect to find any survivors and so far, 30 people have been confirmed dead.

The Metropolitan Police has said the top priority is to work on identifying those who lost their lives.

Of the people confirmed dead, the bodies of six people have been recovered from the building.

The death toll is expected to rise.

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Not-for-profit organisation sets up trust to help Grenfell fundraising effort

The Good Law Project has set up a Trust for victims of the Grenfell disaster.

The purpose of the Trust is to ensure that cash donations are distributed, in a speedy fashion, to the right people and don’t end up in the wrong hands.

The trust is designed, in particular, for the use of those whose fundraising efforts have raised very substantial sums of money.

The process of distributing monies raised to victims in a timely and efficient manner can - especially for individuals who have crowdfunded monies - be difficult to manage.

Crowd funding sites themselves, despite all the protocols that are in place, also face reputational risks that money will be misused.

Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 16, 2017. Thirty people have died and more are fe...

In an effort to support the fundraisers, the sites and the victims, The Good Law Project has established a central Trust that can be used to accumulate all donations from various sites and organisations to ensure that the monies do reach the right hands.

James Kessler QC, of Old Square Tax Chambers, has drafted the Trust Deed.

The initial trustees will be PJ Kirby QC (Hardwick Chambers) and Director of The Good Law Project, Jolyon Maugham QC (Devereux Chambers).

In time, they will be replaced or supplemented by local community leaders. All have worked on a pro-bono basis.

People look at flowers and tributes outside Notting Hill Methodist Church, close to Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. PRESS ASSOCIATIO...

Director, Jolyon Maugham QC, said: “However angry we feel about the apparent inaction before the Grenfell Tower disaster, it is hard not to feel humbled by the response from various communities since.

“Those of us who witnessed the streets around the Tower in the aftermath are truly humbled by the generous donations of clothes, food and goods. Cash donations continue to flood in through a number of crowd-funding sites.

“Experience tells us that getting these funds in to the right hands is difficult and time consuming. For this reason, we have set up the Trust.

“We are looking to identify community leaders to become Trustees and ensure the appropriate distribution of the monies raised.

“We also ask any individual fundraising efforts to contact us so that we can pool our resources together and ensure that no monies end up in the wrong hands. “We are currently in talks with one of the major crowdfunding site and hope that more will join us.”

Family describes Mohammad Alhajali as 'very amazing and kind person'

The family of one of the victims who perished as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire, who has now been formally identified as 23-year-old Mohammad Alhajali, have paid a heartfelt tribute to their loved one.

Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Mohammad Alhajali who has now been formally identified as one of the victims who perished in the Grenfell Tower fire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Ph...

Syrian-born Mohammad’s family described him as “a very amazing and kind person”.

They said: “He gave love to everyone.

“He came to the UK because he had ambitions and aims for his life and for his family.

“Our whole family will miss Mohammad dearly and he will never be forgotten.

“To God we belong and to him we return.”

World champion boxer speaks to residents

British boxer Amir Khan was pictured talking to local residents at Notting Hill Methodists Church

Boxer Amir Khan talking to local residents at Notting Hill Methodist Church near Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. PRESS ASSOCIATION P...

He has said his foundation will host a fundraising event to provide financial support to the Grenfell Tower victims, and was pictured signing a book of condolence.

50,000 sign petition to bring victim's family to UK for funeral

More than 50,000 people have signed a petition to bring the parents of a Syrian refugee killed in the Grenfell Tower fire to the UK for his funeral.
Mohammed Alhajali, a 23-year old Syrian refugee, was the first confirmed victim of the fire, while his older brother Omar - who was with him in the flat - survived after they were separated on the way out.

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated family handout photo of 23-year-old Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali, who died in the Grenfell Tower fire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday June 15, 201...
The petition was set up by family friend Mirna Suleiman, 26, who had been ringing around numerous hospitals, rest centres and the casualty helpline for news of his fate before discovering that he had not made it out alive.
“My mum told me and I just burst in to tears. Even though I didn’t know him it was so difficult to bear the news,” she said.
Ms Suleiman said she then chose to launch the campaign because, as someone with Syrian family herself, she knew how difficult it was to obtain a visa for visits.
“I’ve tried to apply for a visa for my nan in Syria - appealed and appealed and got no response,” she said.

People look at tributes near Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 17, 2017. Thirty p...

The percentage of rejected visa applications for visits from Syria has soared after the country’s devastating civil war began in 2011. However, the Home Office has indicated that it will allow Mr Alhajali’s family to come to the UK on compassionate grounds.
A Home Office spokeswoman said: “We have established processes in place which allow us to consider visa applications outside the Immigration Rules on compassionate grounds.
“We are in contact with Mr Alhajali’s family and will offer any assistance we can to help them obtain the necessary travel documents they will require in these terribly sad circumstances.”
Of the success of the campaign, Ms Suleiman said: “I’m happy - but not happy that it had to reach this. It shouldn’t reach a point where people are dying (before) we can allow families to be reunited with one another.”

58 people now 'assumed dead' by police

Fifty-eight people are believed to have died in the horrific Grenfell Tower fire.

The official death toll remains at 30, but police have confirmed that 58 people, who were reported as being inside the tower at the time of the fire, are assumed to have died.

That includes the 30 people already confirmed.

People look at flowers and tributes outside Notting Hill Methodist Church, close to Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. PRESS ASSOCIATIO...

Send pictures and videos to police

Anyone with pictures of video from inside Grenfell Tower on the night is urged to send them to the Metropolitan Police.

Email grenfell.investigation@met.police.uk

Exhaustive investigation

“The investigation will be exhaustive, my intention is that it will help provide answers,” Commander Cundy continued.

“If we identify things that are a risk to public safety, we will not wait until the end of the investigation.

“Our thoughts are with you and you have my commitment that I will do whatever I can, whatever is in my power, to find out what happened here.”

He added that tomorrow, pictures and video will be released to show why the investigation will take weeks. “There’s extensive damage inside,” he added.

58 people believed to be dead

Police were told that 58 people were in Grenfell Tower on Wednesday morning, when the fire broke out.

“I have to assume that they are dead,” said Met Police Commander Stuart Cundy.

“I really hope it won’t, but it [that number] may increase.”

He urged people, who may have escaped the tower but not made their whereabouts known, to come forward.

“I don’t care why you haven’t made it known,” he said. “You have our absolute committment.

“We have colleague sin there as we speak searching for and recovering those who have died.

“As soon as we can we will identify them first to their families, then the coroner, then their family.

“The time this is going to take us... is going to be significant. It may take weeks. It may take longer than that.”

Search paused

Yesterday, police and the fire brigade had to pause the search following concerns about the safety of the building.

This afternoon, they are back in there.

Police line streets as protesters demand answers

Police are lining the streets of Whitehall as protesters demand answers over the Grenfell disaster.

Police line Whitehall, London, as protesters demand answers and justice over the Grenfell Tower disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 17, 2017. Thirty people have died and ...

Protesters in Whitehall, London, demanding answers and justice over the Grenfell Tower disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday June 17, 2017. Thirty people have died and more are ...

Protesters have arrived at Downing Street

A mass protest has erupted in Whitehall, against the DUP agreement, just one hour after Grenfell tower victims arrived at No. 10 Downing Street.

Although the protest is reported to be about the Conservative government teaming up with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, banners and placards about Grenfell Tower can be seen there.

One sign read: “Tories have blood on their hands. Justice for Grenfell.”

Victims arrive at No 10 to meet PM

Victims of the disaster, volunteers and community leaders were photographed outside No 10 Downing Street.

Victims, volunteers and community leaders from the Grenfell Tower disaster, arrive in Downing Street in London, for a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May, after a fire engulfed the 24-storey bu...

They are attending a meeting with Prime Minister, Theresa May.

Victims, volunteers and community leaders from the Grenfell Tower disaster, arrive in Downing Street in London, for a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May, after a fire engulfed the 24-storey bu...

Victims are at Downing Street to meet Theresa May

Two tube lines disrupted after the fire

Two west London Tube lines were partly suspended today by Transport for London amid concern over the safety of Grenfell Tower. An underground train passes Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 16, 2017. Thirty peop...

There is no service between Edgware Road and Hammersmith, on the Hammersmith and City line, and minor delays on the rest of the line.

The Circle line is also partly closed, between Aldgate and Edgware Road, via Victoria.

Friend describes elderly missing woman as a 'truly beautiful person'

Missing Sheila Smith, 84, lived on the 16th floor of Grenfell Tower.
A friend, Gary Allen, said he had known her for 20 years, and described her as a “truly beautiful person” and “love, pure and simple”.

“We shared a great interest in history, Shakespeare, the Knights Templar, et cetera and she had a great spirituality about her,” he said.

Fire officers inspect inside of building

Urban search and rescue officers from the London Fire Brigade could be seen this morning inside what remains of the tower.

Urban Search and Rescue officers from London Fire Brigade inside the Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Pictur...

An Urban Search and Rescue officer from London Fire Brigade inside the Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building on Wednesday morning. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Pict...

'Lack of coordination'

Relief efforts in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire are having to be undertaken by volunteers amid the risk that some of the masses of donations could go to waste, it is claimed.

Food and other essential items have been brought to centres near the scene in west London, but anger has grown towards the local council with helpers criticising the apparent lack co-ordination of official relief.

Dozens of people attended a meeting of the Radical Housing Network, made up of different activist groups, in a community centre not far from the burnt-out tower block on Saturday morning to discuss their “next steps” in supporting displaced residents.

Human chains as people collect food and water to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire
Human chains as people collect food and water to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire (Photo: Goolistan Cooper)

Members of the Justice for Grenfell group were too traumatised to be there, the meeting heard.

A teacher who lives in the area called on Kensington and Chelsea council to take control of the relief efforts.

Moyra Samuels told the meeting of around 70 people: “These are very uncoordinated (efforts) and my question is ‘Where is the council?’ This is something that we cannot do without an enormous level of planning and coordination.

(Photo: TMS)

“Stuff is going to deteriorate at these centres so they won’t even get to people. If the council is going to have to pay people to do that, that is what they are going to have to do.

“This is not going to go away. Grenfell is going to be with us for weeks and weeks.”

Theresa May at Downing Street to chair meeting

Mrs May has arrived in Downing Street were she is chairing the government task force on the disaster. She will meet victims and volunteers in No 10 afterwards.

Prime Minister Theresa May visits the scene near Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey building yesterday morning. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday June 1...

A Downing Street spokesman said: “The Prime Minister is this morning chairing a cross Government meeting to ensure everything possible is being done to support those affected by the Grenfell tragedy.

“Afterwards, she will meet a group of residents, victims, volunteers and community leaders in No10. The PM has sent her best wishes to HM Queen on the event of her birthday.”

Police and fire announcement expected

The BBC has just reported that the Met Police and London Fire Brigade are expected to make an announcement in an “hour or so”.

“They may give updated casualty figures,” the correspondent said.

Pockets of fire are reigniting
Pockets of fire are reigniting

Firefighters union will donate £20,000

A union is donating £20,000 for the victims.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will donate the large sum from money raised in its weekly Firefighters 100 lottery.

Theresa May's senior minister defends how she handled tragedy

First Secretary of State Damian Green told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “She’s distraught by what happened as we all are.”

Read the full story here.

Government to cover 'further expenses' on top of £5m pledged

The Government has pledged to cover “further expenses” for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, on top of the £5 million already promised.

First Secretary of State Damian Green told BBC Breakfast that as well as the “initial emergency fund”, central government would cover extra costs for those affected by the blaze.
“Obviously one imagines there will be further expenses of various kinds, that of course we will meet,” he said.
When pressed on whether he was guaranteeing the Government would pay those further costs, he said yes.
In an interview on Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Green said the £5 million emergency fund had been “mentioned as though that’s the total figure”.
“Other money may be needed for longer term restoration,” he added.
Mr Green, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, also promised that the Government would pay for residents’ legal representation at a public inquiry to ensure they “have a voice in setting the terms of reference”.
He also reiterated the Government’s promise to rehouse those displaced by the fire within three weeks, either in Kensington, or neighbouring boroughs.
When pressed on Theresa May’s response to the fire, which has been criticised after she did not face the public during visits to the Grenfell site, Mr Green insisted she was as “distraught as anyone”.
He said the Prime Minister had met residents and heard their “heart-rending stories”.
However, Mr Green would not say whether other tower blocks would be retrofitted with sprinkler systems in light of the tragedy.
“We will follow the recommendations of the public inquiry,” he said.

There are now 10 critical patients in hospital

NHS England said that there are now 19 patients being treated in four hospitals in the capital.

Ten of those receiving care are in a critical condition.

People remember the dead

People look at flowers and tributes outside Notting Hill Methodist Church, close to Grenfell Tower in west London after a fire engulfed the building on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people.

People look at flowers and tributes outside Notting Hill Methodist Church, close to Grenfell Tower in west London
People look at flowers and tributes outside Notting Hill Methodist Church, close to Grenfell Tower in west London (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Protest video

Protesters stormed Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council offices, at the town hall in Kensington