Nope, this is the 17.5 Kilometre ring fence, topped with 5,000 volt electrified wire and 900 CCTV cameras that the government feels is necessary to counter the threat of ‘hostile individuals’ attempting to get into one particular district of London.
Other security measures to be implemented […] will include facial and iris recognition, finger-print and hand recognition, guards with attack dogs and search dogs. New software is planned to integrate all of London’s CCTV cameras, and will have the capability to follow you through the city.
A scheme to search people and vehicles will include machines capable of looking through your clothing. The Air Force will deploy its Reaper pilot-less drone aircraft, which will carry laser-guided bombs and missiles including the Hellfire air-to-ground weapon. While on the Thames, the Royal Navy will deploy its new £1 billion Daring class Type 45 destroyer. These are also to be fitted with laser-guided missile systems able to shoot down a target the size of a cricket ball.
Have you guessed yet? Yes, it is that area of London to be devoted to the Olympian ideal of fair play, respect for your fellow man, multi-cultural peace – and governmental paranoia.
I give you the site of the 2012 Olympics, as photographed by Mike Wells. Well worth following that link and reading the entire article.
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