This video from Britain is called London 2012 Olympics: Plans to Put Surface-to-Air Missiles on Residential Flats.
By Paddy McGuffin in England:
Residents launch legal bid to block roof missile plans
Thursday 28 June 2012
Council tenants in east London began legal proceedings today over the proposed siting of surface-to-air missiles on the roof of their tower block during the Olympics.
Solicitors instructed by the residents’ association at the Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone have lodged papers for the action at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Harrow Community Support is seeking an injunction to prevent the ground-based air defence system being stationed above the heads of families living in the block.
It is also applying for judicial review on the grounds that residents’ human rights were breached as they were not consulted over the proposals.
The tenants’ lawyers will argue before the courts there has been no “fair and proper consultation process.”
They have also accused the Defence Secretary of breaching article 8 and article 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
They want the Ministry of Defence prevented from installing the missile system until there has been a proper consultation process and an equality impact assessment carried out which takes into account the needs of disabled residents.
Howe and Co senior partner Martin Howe said: “It is incredible that the MoD thinks it’s acceptable to present women, children and men living in a block of flats in a densely populated residential area of east London with the fait accompli of having a live high-explosive missile salvo above their heads while while they sleep at night.
“Security of the Olympics is of course extremely important but could the MoD not find any other way of protecting the Olympic village than by putting the lives of hundreds of innocent council tenants at risk by turning their homes into a military battlefield position?”
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