City, residents recoil at U.S. bunker in Tallinn

  • 2003-02-27
  • Justin Petrone
TALLINNThe Tallinn city government and the U.S. Embassy are at loggerheads over an American proposal to build a new high-security guard house and fence around the building that local residents and businesses say will turn a downtown street into a quasi-military zone.Acting on a 2001 directive issued in Washington shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, the embassy has pushed the plan as a necessary upgrade to security to protect against terrorist acts and increased threats to U.S. interests overseas.Though Kentmanni Street in downtown Tallinn is already off-limits to automobile traffic, U.S. of...
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