UK ‘Day of Rage’ as hundreds of angry protesters call on British Prime Minister Theresa May to resign

June 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Hundreds of angry protesters have rallied in the “Day of Rage” demonstrations across London to urge British Prime Minister to resign over her failed policies.
The protests began on Wednesday morning, when large groups of people started marching towards the government offices and the parliament building in Westminster as May and Queen Elizabeth II were preparing to address lawmakers.
Chanting “May must go” and “Justice in, Tories out,” the protesters also demanded justice for the people who lost their loved ones and their homes in the Grenfell Tower fire that killed at least 79 people last week.
The event was organized by the Movement for Justice By Any Means Necessary, a group that aims to build “a new ” through protest rallies.
The group wrote in an incendiary Facebook post that the Tories were waging a “class war” on the working class, declaring that “there will be no peace until this government is brought down.”

Demonstrators hold up placards during “Day of Rage” protests in central London, June 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The organization also charged that politicians are looking to “divert rage and fury” by promising reports and investigations into the Grenfell blaze while walking back their promises to re-house the victims.
May had initially promised to house all of the survivors in Kensington, the same neighborhood as the tower, but later on said some people might be required to live out of the borough.
Corbyn as prime minister
Some of the protesters also took the opportunity to renew calls for May to be replaced by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Corbyn led a strong campaign during the June 8 snap general election, which saw his party gain more seats in parliament and strip the Tories off their majority.

A woman with holds a placard as she participates in Day of Rage protests in London, June 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The outcome of the vote cost May dearly and worsened her already weak job approval ratings, raising speculations about her future in power.
The protests overshadowed the Queen’s Speech, where May and the queen laid out Britain’s policies over the next two years.
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage condemned the protests and said it was not the right time for May to quit.
Meanwhile, the London Socialist Party announced that it was planning to lead another anti-May protest in Parliament Square from 4 pm.
A third separate demonstration, dubbed Stand Up To Racism, was also due to begin on 6 pm.
Since her dismal election performance, May has been struggling to save her faltering reign by forming a minority government with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party.
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