April 30, 2012
Recent press in the UK about the upcoming summer Olympics in London make clear that it will be used as an excuse for a police state presence. The Daily Mail remarked upon the “chilling new face of police” as photos show officers donned in black ski masks and ‘armed to the teeth.’
From the Daily Mail:
Suicide bomb drama gives glimpse of paramilitary-style Olympic security
BRISTLING with guns, his face masked, a police officer moves in on a suspected suicide bomber in London yesterday.
Just 91 days away from the start of the Olympics, the dramatic scene gave a foretaste of the intense levels of security which can be expected this summer.
Thousands were evacuated, Tube stations were closed and streets locked down over a wide area of the West End after a man threatened to blow himself up in a busy office block.
Snipers, bomb disposal squads, nuclear, biological and chemical warfare specialists and dozens of armed police were scrambled to the building on Tottenham Court Road, one of the capital’s busiest shopping streets.