(NEWSER) – Britain bade farewell to her Iron Lady today, with thousands of police officers and military personnel lining the streets of London along with members of the public for Margaret Thatcher's funeral procession, reports the Guardian. The divisive former prime minister received a funeral with full military honors, the first for a British politician since Winston Churchill, notes the New York Times. Protesters—who tried to get "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" to the top of the charts—turned their backs on the hearse to protest Thatcher's policies and the funeral's $15 million cost to the taxpayer.
Posted Wednesday, April 17th 2013 @ 7am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff