Protesters have stormed Kensington Town Hall demanding "justice" for all those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Hundreds of demonstrators, local residents and friends and family of those who died are among those in attendance. The demonstration was held in the wake of the blaze in west London, which has left at least 30 people dead.

As well as the people inside the building, there were other protesters outside the town hall urging people to remain calm demanding "answers" about the fire.

Singer Lily Allen was one of those who attended the gathering outside the town hall.

Thousands of people are also expected to attend a rally in Westminster over the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The "Justice for Grenfell" protest outside the Department for Communities and Local Government building in Marsham Street is set to start later this evening ar around 6pm.

Similar scenes also occurred after a large crowd confronted Theresa May after she met with survivors at nearby St Clements Church. The PM was seen being bundled into a police car as the hostile crowd shouted "murderer" and "coward".

The prime minister was met with huge backlash after she made a "private visit" to the scene of the blaze, which left at least 30 people dead, but did not meet any of the people affected by the fire at the 24-storey building in Kensington.

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Demonstrators crowd into Kensington Town Hall, Reuters
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Demonstrators crowd outside Kensington Town Hall, during a protest following the fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower Reuters

Addressing the crown, protest organiser Mustafa Mansour read out a list of demands the residents want, including releasing the official number of people living in Grefnell Tower at the time of the fire, as well as funds to be released by the council to help those affected in the short- and long-term.

In a written response, read out to the crowd, a council spokesman said: "We plan to house residents of Grenfell Tower as locally as we can. But we may well need help from our close neighbours.

"We want to rehouse people in a good home as quickly as we can. The council is committed to looking after the immediate and longer-term housing needs of all those affected by the fire.

"We are already releasing funds to take care of the immediate needs of those affected as well as other support.

"We are absolutely committed to supporting anyone affected in the days, weeks and months ahead.

"But if you know of individuals or families who you feel aren't getting help, then please let us know so we can get help to them as quickly as possible."

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Protesters seen inside Kensington Town Hall Getty

The protest outside the town hall arrived after the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington said it may not be possible to re-home all those affected by the fire in their local community.

A spokesperson added: "The Council is helping those affected and in need of emergency accommodation. It is also giving financial assistance to cover their immediate needs.

"All residents of Grenfell Tower who have requested help have been placed in hotels.

"We are now looking to source interim accommodation for those Grenfell Tower residents and also trying to assist, where possible, elderly and vulnerable residents from surrounding areas who have been unable to return to their homes due to the safety cordon.

"While we will try do our upmost to ensure those affected remain in or near the borough, given the number of households involved, it is possible the Council will have to explore housing options that may become available in other parts of the capital."

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Lily Allen speaks to members of the media at a protest outside Kensington Town Hall Getty
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People gather outside Kensington Town Hall to demand justice for those affected by the fire that gutted Grenfell Tower Getty