Britain stood deeply divided on Tuesday over the legacy of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher as it made preparations for the grand funeral next week of the woman known around the globe as the "Iron Lady".
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher acknowledges applause on October 13, 1989 at the end of the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool. Britain wrestled Tuesday with violent passions ignited by the death of divisive former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, with critics of the "Iron Lady" clashing with police and supporters preparing to pay tribute to her in parliament.
Tributes from world leaders who hailed her role in bringing down communism kept flooding in as the British government announced that Thatcher would be laid to rest on April 17 in London's St Paul's Cathedral.
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