I’m sure as hell that I wouldn’t want a missle balanced on the top of where I live so I can understand the unease of residents in a block in Bow when they found out that was precisely what was being planned for their roof.
After word surfaced of where the proposed missiles for the Olympics were to be places 250 took to part in a protest this weekend against the weapon placement.
The missiles are to ward off potential terrorist attacks during the Olympics however what doesn’t seem to have been thought of in all of this is a)what it is going to be shooting at and b) where that thing will land.
The group started in Mile End Park on Saturday marching through Roman Road in Bow to end up at Bow Quarter in Fairfield Road, the former Bryant and May matchstick factory, where the missiles may be placed during this summer’s Games.
The Secretary of State for Defence, Phillip Hammond had told parliament previously that only a small number of people oppose the missile plans but the march this weekend made it clear that that wasn’t the case.
Can you imagine the racket if they decided to set them off, let alone if they went off by mistake. I don’t know the hugest amount about missiles I must admit so I don’t know if that is likely to happen but I know that I would worry about it.