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London Protest Today: Anti Tory-DUP Demo Coincides With Grenfell Tower Fury

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17/06/2017 12:57 BST | Updated 17/06/2017 16:03 BST
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Demonstrators hold placards and chant during an anti-Conservative Party Leader and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) protest on Saturday

Protests across Britain against the proposed Tory-DUP deal coincided with mounting fury over the Grenfell Tower disaster on Saturday. 

One Facebook event titled ‘Protest: No Coalition of Chaos with the DUP’ has over 3,400 people listed as attending the demo on Saturday at Whitehall near Westminster, central London. It follows a similar event last week.

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The page was created by Labour supporter and Guardian columnist Owen Jones. He wrote: “The Tories launched a general election to destroy Labour. They waged a campaign of fear against a campaign of hope.

“And they failed.

“Now a disgraced Theresa May is trying to cling on to power with an alliance with the Democratic Unionist Party, the most extreme party in Parliament.

... a disgraced Theresa May is trying to cling on to power

“They are anti-gay. They are anti-choice. They are climate change deniers. And they have a history of links to and sympathies for Northern Irish loyalist terrorism - after smearing Labour and Jeremy Corbyn over terrorism.”

Other events in Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds saw anti-Tory chants and vigils for those killed in the Grenfell Tower blaze.

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It comes as residents and survivors of the fire question the government’s response.