London Olympics Will Amplify Police State

London shows us how it’s done:

Despite London’s legacy promises, some lawmakers fear a lack of stadium tenants after the Games will result in venues lying empty at a cost of 276 million pounds, and fears are mounting that regeneration will just result in gentrification, with affluent residents moving in and pushing locals out. Moves to safeguard company trademarks and stamp out ambush marketing, to preserve the monopoly of official advertisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) logo, are raising concerns among civil liberty groups. Police will have powers to enter private homes and seize posters, and will be able to stop people carrying non-sponsor items to sporting events.

via Eyes turn to “value for money” London 2012  – Yahoo! News UK.


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