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LONDON -- Residents of a London apartment tower are going to court in a bid to stop their rooftop being used as a missile base during the Olympic Games.
The British military plans to deploy surface-to-air missiles at six sites around London as part of security measures for the July 27-Aug. 12 games.
But residents of the 17-story Fred Wigg Tower in Leytonstone, east London, say they were not consulted about the decision.
Their lawyer told the High Court on Monday that residents fear the missiles could make the building a terrorist target.
Missiles also will be stationed at another apartment building, at a reservoir and farmland in east London and along hillsides in south London.
Defense Secretary Philip Hammond has said objections are confined to "a small number of activists."
The Associated Press