London prepares missiles for 2012 Summer Olympics as defense

London prepares missiles for 2012 Summer Olympics as defense

London : United Kingdom | Apr 28, 2012 at 7:11 PM PDT
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The 2012 Olympic site in east London

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be guarded by missiles to guard for the international sports event.

The Britain’s military already informed the residents to the apartments near the Olympic Park in the east of London. They will go to install a missile battery on top of a tower within the housing complex for its defense. This action is the prime protection for the summer Olympic over aerial attacks.

It is the first time such missiles have been deployed in London since the end of World War Two, shocking some residents at the Bow Quarter housing development, sited in a converted red-brick Victorian match factory.

Some British residents are upset that the government didn’t have any consultation from them if they agree or not for the missiles battery installation. They just received leaflets informing about the action for the preparation of the summer Olympics. Although Defense Secretary Philip Hammond announced the plans in November that London will follow what did the Beijing do in Olympic Games in 2008. China prepares air missiles stationed at a kilometer south of the stadiums.

The rooftop missile battery is one of a number of extraordinary measures Londoners can expect during the high-profile sporting festival, including restrictions on road lanes for Olympic use and a security bill of more than a billion pounds.

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