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Bob Crow Funeral: Live coverage
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- The funeral of one of the country's most charismatic union leaders takes place today and the Guardian is on the scene to bring you live updates.
- The funeral procession of Bow Crow, who died of a suspected heart attack aged 52 on March 11, will leave his home in Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, at midday.
- It will then make its way through High Street, Wanstead, and arrive at the City of London Crematorium at around 12.45pm.
- Stay with us for tributes for all the latest news, including tributes from those lining the streets.
Crowds are now disbanding.— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
The procession has now entered the cemetery where the funeral will take place.
Newham teachers association officer Miriam Scharf: 'The procession was a fitting tribute to an inspiration of the union movement.'— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Crowds following the procession, police scrambling to get them off the roads. http://t.co/sADoIXTPuu— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
'The workers united will never be defeated' bring chanted.— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Clapping and singing breaks out in the crowds.— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Four cars and a horse-drawn carriage make their way into the crematorium. http://t.co/3EugvdCkti— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
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Our photographer Ken Mears has just sent in some pictures of Bob Crow's funeral http://t.co/adUK0dWj24— @GuardianDeputy 24 March 2014
Here comes the procession.— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
'Legend' and 'comrade' are the messages on display for Bob Crow. http://t.co/hExZF6xq3Y— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Susan Wolfe, member of Transport for London, outside the crematorium. http://t.co/8w5rlqO1aN— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Transport for All member Susan Wolfe : 'Bob fought for everyone and the safety of everyone using public transport.'— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
The entrance to the City of London crematorium which the procession will be passing under in the next 30 minutes. http://t.co/3Yj41RKsaq— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
London and Eastern Region Unite, member James Mitchell: 'he has shown what a true leader should be doing for his people, a real role model.'— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
We are hearing the procession will be another 40 minutes or so.— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Applause breaks out as a hearse drives through, but it's not Bob Crow, it's another funeral. http://t.co/C5cVbkdwyv— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Gerry Kelly, deputy secretary of the Waltham Forest NUT: 'great fighter for the working class, I was an underground worker in the 80s.'— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Nancy Taaffe, member of Waltham Forest TUSC, has met Bob Crow on a number of occasions. http://t.co/P9cseDOMLt— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
The procession is now running behind schedule. It's expected to arrive at the creamatorium in about half an hour.
Coordinator of Waltham Forest TUSC Nancy Taaffe shared a platform with Bob Crow: 'if he believed in someone he would just say it.'— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Nick Auvache says he was inspired by Bob Crow to stand as a candidate for Trade Union and socialist coalition.— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
'He will be remembered as not compromising, he represents the music of the future,' Nick Auvache, member of socialist party and TUSC.— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Not much space to move on the pavements! It's packed on Aldersbrook Road. http://t.co/V5RINYrsdg— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Member of barking branch of GMB, Sam Tarry: 'he was an uncompromising trade union leader, makes me proud to come from this area.' @GMBb10— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
The procession is expected to be arriving in around 20 minutes.— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
RMT London and Anglia secretary Tony Luhar and wife Vanita with their banner. http://t.co/SZ8gLkmS4b— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Mr Crow's funeral procession is now leaving his house in Snakes Lane East. It is expected to arrive at the City of London Crematorium at around 12.45pm.
'He was a friend, a colleague, he meant so much.' Tony Luhar, London and Anglia regional council secretary of RMT.— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
'He symbolised the poor who have been attacked recently' Ruby Lescott, member of Stop the War Coalition.— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Members of Stop the War Coalition: Ruby Lescott, Nick Yapp, Richard Brackenbury http://t.co/atZKWD3ag9— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
'Bob crow was one of our supporters so we are here to pay tribute' Richard Brackenbury, volunteer of Stop the War Coalition.— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
Lots of people lining aldersbrook road in preparation for the procession http://t.co/eiOohX962l— @DouglasWWG 24 March 2014
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