There have been some protests – though smaller than expected – at the funeral of Baroness Thatcher.
Rows broke out between supporters of Lady Thatcher and demonstrators outside the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand.
A pensioner called Phil Williams, who was dressed in a suit and black tie, was holding a banner saying “Rest in Shame” and a “piece of s***”, drawing loud cheers.
“Sorry, but it needs saying, they’re burying an old woman,” said the 58-year-old former power station worker from Shotton in Flintshire.
He added: “No one’s ever heard of Shotton apart from the fact that they lost 8,000 jobs when the steelworks closed in the early 80s.
“Look at what she did to the North, steelworks, mining, the poll tax. She trialled all these things in the North and made criminals out of a million people. I have no regard for the woman.”
Protester Charmain Kenner, 58, had her back turned as Lady Thatcher’s coffin went past Trafalgar Square in the hearse.
She said: “Thatcher’s policies were all about individualistic materialism. She created a much greater divide between rich and poor, she ruined many communities and many industries.
Source: Sky News