Angry residents form human chain to stop Google Street View

April 3rd, 2009 by admin

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Google may have stated its intention to photograph the ‘great majority’ of Britain’s roads for its controversial Street View mapping website.

But when the internet firm’s car arrived to capture the historic village of Broughton on camera, it was the locals who snapped.

Fearing the images could be used by burglars to scout for suitable homes to raid, villagers formed a human barrier in the road to stop the Street View car in its tracks.

And they emerged victorious after forcing the vehicle to turn around and leave the village.

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