Around 200 people came to a meeting in Forest Gate, east London, on Wednesday of last week to oppose a “temporary Olympic headquarters” for the police in a local park.
The cops’ secret plan to build the HQ on the nearby Wanstead Flats, a protected area of common land, was exposed by the press.
Locals fear that an influx of “robocop-style” police into the area to “protect” the Olympics will mean more stop-and-search and intimidation.
It is just four years since the police shot a man during terror raids on homes in the area.
There are also concerns that the site – with a large stable for horses – would never be returned to its original state.
The meeting set up an organising committee and plans petitions and lobbies.