"It is outrageous that they are putting snipers on roofs of residential buildings," said Josune Iriondo, who lives nearby in Hackney in North London.
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"The games should be about sport and fun, but the security is overwhelming. I almost wanted to turn back when I got to the entrance," said Ms. Iriondo, referring to the airport-style scanners. "I know it's for our safety, but it is over the top."