London 2012: Fury over Olympics' market effect


Stallholders at Greenwich Market have said they are furious that barriers put in place to direct crowds have affected trade.

They say the Olympics have had a negative effect, with many reporting a drop in business.

In a statement, Locog said: "The barriers are put in place to manage the crowds of spectators making their way towards Greenwich Park.

"We are doing what we can to minimise the impact on businesses in Greenwich and where it is safe and practical to do so we will remove the barriers once competition has begun.

"Spectators are also being encouraged to enjoy all that Greenwich has to offer whilst they are in the area."

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