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Hundreds at Thatcher protests

A number of anti-Margaret Thatcher protests took place on Saturday, ahead of next Wednesday's funeral at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

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PM attacks Thatcher death glee as 'pretty distasteful'

Baroness Thatcher's death provoked street parties in Brixton and Glasgow. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

David Cameron has branded the public glee and street parties that greeted the death of Margaret Thatcher as "pretty distasteful".

The Prime Minister said he believed the overwhelming majority of British people had mourned "the loss of someone who gave a huge amount to this country, that was an extraordinary leader".

He added: "Of course, some people won't agree with that but I think that some of the scenes we have seen are frankly pretty distasteful, but people should be responsible for themselves."

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