Saturday, January 28, 2012
protect the games
Home Secretary Theresa May said disruption from [occupy] protests was one of the biggest threats to the Olympics which begin in July and wants London 2012 organisers (LOCOG) to use "all available" powers to remove equipment and encampments, rapidly backed up by police.
Ground-to-air missiles will be deployed to protect the London Olympics. The MoD has offered 3,000 soldiers, and another 2,000 in reserve
Apart from 21,000 UK security , USA will be deploying a 1000 of their own men.
The security budget currently stands at £600 million but the overall spend could total more than £1.1billion.