Coffin applauded and booed travelling through London

War veterans and protesters face off in Ludgate gate circus in central London Credit: ITV News

As the gun carriage made its way along the Strand towards Fleet Street, applause and boos competed growing in volume.

A fight nearly broke out between one group of supporters of Lady Thatcher and demonstrators, with insults exchanged and threats made.

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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.