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Brixton celebrates Thatcher’s death

MESSAGE: A man with a banner celebrates Thatchers’ passing

HUNDREDS OF residents of Brixton in southwest London congregated in Windrush Square yesterday (April 8) to celebrate the passing of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Known as the ‘Iron Lady’, the 87-year-old died after suffering a stroke yesterday (April 8).

Some of the people involved in the celebration climbed onto The Ritzy cinema and rearranged the film listing tiles to spell out "Margaret Thatchers dead LOL".

Thatcher detractors were heard chanting "Maggie, Maggie, Maggie, dead, dead, dead”.

During Thatcher’s reign as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, two riots took place in Brixton on April 11, 1981 and on September 28, 1985.

Police were called to the area to monitor the situation, which was described by the authorities as a “low level disorder”.

However, the police said “a number of missiles” had been thrown at officers and that the group dispersed at roughly 1:45am.

A similar act of rejoicement took place in Glasgow, Scotland today (April 9) as 300 people gathered in George Square, where people were dancing, singing and bottles of champagne were popped.

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