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The recovery process continues following the Grenfell Tower fire in which at least 30 people have been confirmed dead.

The Metropolitan Police has said their 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.

The Met Police Commander Stuart Cundy said on Friday (June 16) lunchtime: “Sadly we do not expect any survivors."

He added: “It’s important that we can find the answers as to what has happened, and why.”

Metropolitan Police commander, Stuart Cundy said: "We can only recover bodies when it is safe to do so and that will take some time in the days and weeks to come.

"We have experts from urban search and rescue and the London Fire Brigade carrying out this process."

Over 200 firefighters tackled the blaze, after the alert was raised at 00.54 on Wednesday morning (June 15).

As many people remain unaccounted for, we will be bringing you updates on our blog, two days after the fatal fire broke out.

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More coverage over the weekend

We are bringing our coverage to an end for today. We will continue to provide updates as we get them over the weekend.

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Flowers and tributes close to Grenfell Tower
Flowers and tributes close to Grenfell Tower (Photo: Yui Mok/PA )

Tributes

People lay 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
People lay 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 (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

More from the protest

Our reporter Daniel Green was covering the justice rally protest, which started outside the Department for Communities and Local Government, and took these photos.

He said the protest was overall peaceful, and there were minute silences held to remember the victims throughout the march as it made its way across central London.

“There was anger. There was a real sense of unity in the march,” Daniel said. “Over all, it was a well behaved and peaceful march. It was well respected.”

For more of our live coverage, head to www.facebook.com/getwestlondon to see Facebook Live videos from the march.

Protesters in the justice rally for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire
Protesters in the justice rally for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire (Photo: Getwestlondon)
Many had signs and placards
Many had signs and placards (Photo: Getwestlondon)
'There was a real sense of unity'
'There was a real sense of unity' (Photo: Getwestlondon)

BBC protest

Here are some pictures as protesters moved to outside Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC in central London

Protesters attend a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire outside Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC
Protesters attend a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire outside Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC (Photo: Photo by Carl Court/Getty Image)
Police Officers stand guard outside Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place
Police Officers stand guard outside Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place (Photo: Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Man jailed for posting pictures of Grenfell victim on social media

A man has been jailed after admitting posting pictures of a Grenfell Tower victim on social media.

Omega Mwaikambo, 43, pleaded guilty to two offences contrary to section 127 of the Communications Act, Scotland Yard said.

He was sentenced to three months in jail at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Protest moves to the BBC

The protesters have now moved from Oxford Circus to Broadcasting House outside the BBC, with banners saying ‘Justice for Grenfell’

The photo below shows the scene when the crowds sat on the road at Oxford Circus.

Protesters sit down in Oxford Circus during a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire on June 16, 2017
Protesters sit down in Oxford Circus during a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire on June 16, 2017 (Photo: Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

A "sit down" protest

At Oxford Circus, protesters at the justice rally which started in Wesminster have now started a sit down protest in one of the busiest parts of central London, blocking traffic.

"Justice"

The demonstration which started near the offices of the Kensington and Chelsea council office has moved on closer to Grenfell Tower.

Throughout the march chants of “justice” had rippled up the crowd.

“We are here today because you must look at that building with tears streaming down your face,” one woman told the group as they neared the foot of the tower.

Pausing, the hundreds fell silent for a moment before breaking into applause and cheers for those killed, PA reported.

“We need answers and we need answers now,” another man said through a megaphone.

“This should not be happening in the United Kingdom, this should never happen.”

Protesters close to Grenfell Tower
Protesters close to Grenfell Tower (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Kensington and Chelsea protest

And this is footage from the other protest earlier this evening outside the office of the Kensington and Chelsea council

Whitehall protest

Footage from the scene shows the protesters marching on Whitehall

Advice and helpline

While Kensington and Chelsea council is under heavy criticism, it has tweeted information on advice and helplines for those affected by the fire

At least 1,4000 involved in march

Organisers estimated at least 1,400 were involved in the justice rally as it made its way to Whitehall.

The crowd, shouting “May must go”, “justice for Grenfell” and “blood on your hands”, were met with a cordon of police officers as they marched up Horseguards Parade, coming to a stop outside the entrance to Downing Street.

A scuffle breaks out as protesters attend a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire outside Downing Street
A scuffle breaks out as protesters attend a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire outside Downing Street (Photo: Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
Protesters attend a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire outside Downing Street
Protesters attend a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire outside Downing Street (Photo: Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Justice rally pictures

Here are more pictures from the justice rally as the crowds walk towards Downing Street shouting “May must go”

Pictures from the justice rally
Pictures from the justice rally (Photo: Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
The crowd is marching towards Downing Street
The crowd is marching towards Downing Street (Photo: Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
Protesters attending a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire
Protesters attending a rally calling for justice for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire (Photo: Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Tributes paid to Khadija Saye

The family of an artist missing since the Grenfell Tower fire has confirmed she is one of the victims.

They told Sky News Khadija Saye, 24, died in the blaze which broke out on Wednesday (June 14).

She lived on the 20th floor of the building with her mother Mary Mendy, who remains missing.

Tottenham MP David Lammy had appealed for information on her on his Twitter account, saying: “She is our dear friend, a beautiful soul and emerging artist.”

Mr Lammy later wrote on Twitter: “May you rest in peace Khadija Saye.

“God bless your beautiful soul. My heart breaks today.

“I mourn the tragic loss of a wonderful young woman.”

Khadija Saye is the second confirmed Grenfell Tower fire victim
Khadija Saye is the second confirmed Grenfell Tower fire victim (Photo: PA)

Grenfell Tower victims will be consulted in inquiry

Victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster will be asked how the public inquiry into the fire should be carried out, Theresa May has announced.

Survivors and the families of those who died in the devastating blaze will also be given state funding for legal representation at the probe, the Prime Minister told residents during a visit to a nearby church, PA reports.

It follows warnings the inquiry may take years to conclude and may never establish the truth of what happened.

Mrs May announced on Thursday she was ordering a judge-led inquiry to ensure the events at the 24-storey block were “properly investigated”.

As she met a group of victims, residents, volunteers and community leaders at St Clement’s Church close to the scene of the tragedy, No 10 said the Prime Minister told survivors they will be consulted on the terms of reference for the inquiry, which will allow them to shape the way it is run so they can get the answers they are seeking.

Westminster protest

Here is Matt Wrack, general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, speaking at the protest in Westminster

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Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union speaking at a protest in Westminster
Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union speaking at a protest in Westminster (Photo: Ryan Hooper/PA Wire)

Theresa May visits St Clement's Church

Theresa May faced cries of “coward” and “shame on you” as she returned to Kensington to meet Grenfell Tower disaster victims.

The Prime Minister met the group of victims, residents, volunteers and community leaders at St Clement’s Church close to the scene of the horrific blaze shortly before 5pm.

There was a large police presence which had to hold back an angry crowd outside the church. One woman wept saying it was because the Prime Minister declined to speak to anyone outside the meeting which lasted less than hour. Police broke up a scuffle between members of the crowd as the Mrs May’s car drove off.

Elsewhere there was more public fury as hundreds of protesters surrounded Kensington Town Hall demanding answers.

Theresa May leaving St Clements Church
Theresa May leaving St Clements Church (Photo: Phil Harris)
Police outside St Clement's Church in west London, which has provided shelter and support for people affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower
Police outside St Clement's Church in west London, which has provided shelter and support for people affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower (Photo: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire)

Justice rally begins

Our reporter Dan Green is reporting live from the justice rally.

Head to www.facebook.com/getwestlondon for the live feed.

Crowds gather at justice rally in Westminster
Crowds gather at justice rally in Westminster

People are starting to gather at the justice rally

People are gathering outside the outside the Department for Communities and Local Government for a planned justice rally.

People at scene of justice rally
People at scene of justice rally

Theresa May announces £5million fund

Theresa May has announced a £5 million fund for emergency supplies, food and clothing during a meeting with survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster, Downing Street said.

Number of dead and missing rises to 70

Sky is reporting that the number of people missing and feared dead has risen to 70

Video shows inside the building

This footage shows the protest from inside the council building

Council's response in full

The council has released its statement in full

More pictures of the protest outside the council offices

Protesters outside Kensington town hall in west London, the headquarters of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Protesters outside Kensington town hall in west London, the headquarters of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (Photo: PA)

Unite to donate £100,000

Unite is to donate £100,000 to the Red Cross London Fire Relief appeal set up to assist people affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The union has dozens of members living in the tower, some of whom have lost their lives, PA reports.

Unite also announced it would be providing legal assistance to the residents to ensure they are able to pursue the inquiry it says is now urgently needed. General secretary Len McCluskey said:

We must get answers as to how this happened, and action to ensure that this never happens again.

Unite itself is grieving at the loss of our members who lived in that tower.

We are volunteering on the ground in an effort to offer the community every assistance during this traumatic time.

We will not rest until the full truth of what has gone is uncovered, and we will not be allowing the shameful cuts to legal aid to prevent that truth from being exposed.

Unite is sending lawyers to the community and has set up a freephone number for anyone needing legal assistance.

Protesters banging on windows and doors

A number of protesters at Kensington Town Hall have been seen banging on the windows and doors.

The heated protest continues outside with people shouting “we want answers”.

A ‘justice’ rally is due to start at 6pm outside the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Protesters gather outside of Kensington Town Hall
Protesters gather outside of Kensington Town Hall (Photo: Getty Images Europe)

Pictures of protests signs made ahead of rally

Signs have appeared ready for the justice rally with ‘Justice for Grenfell’ written on them.

Picture taken by reporter Daniel Green of protest signs ready ahead of a rally planned tonight (June 16)
Picture taken by reporter Daniel Green of protest signs ready ahead of a rally planned tonight (June 16)

Police are trying to keep people back

There’s a small number of police on the scene, who are attempting to keep people from further entering the town hall building.

Some protesters have broken through the cordon and made it up the stairs.

Protestors storm Kensington Town Hall
Protestors storm Kensington Town Hall (Photo: Getty Images Europe)

"I'm livid"

The crowd seems to be both inside and outside the town hall.

People are holding signs with #weneedanswers and messages of frustration about the communication between residents and Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council.

People protest outside Kensington and Chelsea Council offices in Hoxton Street, Kensington, following the Grenfell fire tragedy
People protest outside Kensington and Chelsea Council offices in Hoxton Street, Kensington, following the Grenfell fire tragedy (Photo: Daily Mirror)

Councillor Robert Atkinson speaks to BBC

Labour Councillor Robert Atkinson has spoken to the BBC on the phone, and said: “I can understand perfectly well why this neglected portion of the population are angry and furious at what has happened.

“It’s extremely important that the council gets to grips wit the situation and houses people as close to their own homes as possible.

“I have been warning about this for some time. The council has cut down on experienced... I do not think they can cope.

“The council needs to get a grip.”