Boos and applause for Thatcher

Protesters have booed Margaret Thatcher's coffin as it passed through London's streets on the way to St Paul's.

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Protesters gather along funeral route

A man holding a 'rest in shame' banner outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Credit: Press Association

Protesters have started to gather to line the funeral route by the Royal Courts of Justice.

The funeral route outside the Royal Courts of Justice is lined with police and a small crowd. Credit: Press Association

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Protester's anger over 'inappropriate' cost of funeral

Retired teacher Henry Page from Brighton is at St Paul's with a protest banner.

The 61-year-old said:

The reason I have come today is because £10 million in the current economic climate is inappropriate when people can't afford to pay their bills.

If the cost of this were acceptable, we would know what that cost is. But we don't.

[Clement] Attlee did not get a state funeral or a ceremonial funeral. He was the prime minister who founded the NHS, he was Churchill's deputy prime minister in the national government.

It almost begs the question: is it only Tories that get a state or ceremonial funeral?

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