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Iron Lady

Signs of Thatcher: loved and hated in life and death

Reflecting how divisive the former prime minister was during her political life, supporters and detractors turned out for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral this morning.

AS CURRENT LEADER David Cameron shed tears of farewell for former prime minister Margaret Thatcher today, there were ordinary British citizens outside the London cathedral showing their own emotions.

Some were mournful, others almost joyous at the death of the 87-year-old Conservative.

And they revealed their feelings of love and hate through homemade signs. Here are a few that were spotted across the UK…and one in Russia:

(AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)

Protesters outside the Courts of Justice in the Strand. (Image: Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

(Image: Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

(Image: Joe Giddens/PA Wire)

Residents from mining communities near Barnsley also put out banners. (Image: John Giles /PA Wire)

Signs displayed in the mining community of Goldthorpe. (Image: John Giles /PA Wire)

A banner in Grimethorpe, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire. (Image: Dave Higgens/PA Wire)

Miners arrive at Easington Colliery club. (Image: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire)

A member of democratic party Parnas fixes a poster to a portrait of Margaret Thatcher near the British consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia. The poster quotes Thatcher in Russian, reading: “I’m continuing my battle. I’m fighting to win.” (Image: AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Mourners outside St Paul’s Cathedral. (Image: David Jensen: EMPICS Entertainment)

Protesters outside St Paul’s Cathedral. (Image: David Jensen: EMPICS Entertainment)

(Image: Tim Ireland/PA Wire)

(Image: Tim Ireland/PA Wire)

Residents from mining communities near Barnsley put out banners. (Image: John Giles/PA Wire)

(Image: John Giles/PA Wire)

And one man used his own body as a place for his thoughts. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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