Hundreds attend Thatcher street party in Windrush Square, Brixton – big photo report

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

A substantial crowd gathered in Windrush Square in Brixton last night on the news that Margaret Thatcher had died.

An event page on Facebook attracted nearly 1,000  responses, and by 6pm there was already a large crowd filling the square.

Here’s some photos from the day.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

A man enjoys a celebratory cigar.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

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Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Dancing in the square.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Several bands played around the square.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Banner displayed from the Ritzy.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

A toast!

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Thatcher ‘the milk snatcher’ was remembered.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

A samba band arrived later in the evening.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

The letters on the Ritzy cinema were ‘artistically’ rearranged.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

The crowd was still huge by 9pm.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Foxtons is paint-bombed.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Street barricade.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Dancing in the streets.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

The crowd paid a visit to Brixton Police station around midnight.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

It got a bit silly by the end, and riot police were called in.

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Brixton street party after Margaret Thatcher's death

Read more – and join in with the discussions on urban75:

Celebrate Thatcher’s death party, tonight, Windrush Square
Thatcher is dead
Thread for public figures telling it like it is about Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher and misapplied death etiquette – Guardian
No state funeral for Thatcher – Petition.
complain to the bbc about their hideous fawning coverage of the thatcher demise
Maggie’s Died!