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NY residents sue over World Trade Centre security

10 January 2014, 11:15

New York - New Yorkers living around the rebuilt World Trade Centre are fighting what they call the "fortresslike" security planned for their neighbourhood. They say the $40m barrier would block them in.

Residents have sued the New York Police Department, the city and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the trade centre.

In Manhattan state Supreme Court on Thursday, members of the World Trade Centre Neighbourhood Alliance asked Judge Margaret Chan to stop the plans for guard booths, gates, fencing and checkpoints.

The judge didn't rule and said she'll first visit the site.

Longtime resident Mary Perillo says the neighbourhood has become far more residential since 9/11. She says the security plan isolates residents while accommodating tourists.

The city says the security is necessary.

- AP

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