May 30, 2013
Residents living close to the Grove Hotel will have to show their passport to police officers before they can get to their homes during the upcoming Bilderberg Group meeting.
The controversial meeting will see around 150 politicians, academics, business leaders and royals descend on the Watford hotel for a secret three-day conference from June 6 to June 9.
“I think it’s totally outrageous and it is infringing my civil liberties,” said Kevin Butcher, a Grove Mill Lane resident.
“We have never previously been asked for photo ID during any event at The Grove. We have no idea what is happening with visitors and whether they will be allowed in.
“I think people should be protesting the Bilderberg group when they come here.
“They are coming here to have a meeting which is not going to be in any way documented. We as the public should be allowed to know what is being decided.”