Women competitors at the Commonwealth Games, being held this month in Edinburgh, Scotland, have protested against the tight security guard which has been put on their quarters 24 hours a day.
GV Hills PAN Women's hotel
CU Barbed wire fence
CU Sign "Turner House"
CU TILT UP Barbed wire
SV Slogans on windows (6 shots)
SV Girl entering with a bottle of milk
SV Guard watching
SV Girls behind fence, man handing sweets (NATURAL SOUND STARTS) through wire (2 shots)
Initials PAF/JH/BJ PAF/JH/MH
SPORT: COMMONWEALTH GAMES
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Background: Women competitors at the Commonwealth Games, being held this month in Edinburgh, Scotland, have protested against the tight security guard which has been put on their quarters 24 hours a day. Some of the girls have painted slogans on the windows of their hostel- which is surrounded by a 9-foot (2.7 metre) barbed wire fence.
There is mixed feeling about the fence among the women: some want it pulled down, others want it to stay up. As well as the fence, there is the additional security precaution of a 24-hour watch by security guards. The guards patrol around the fence and one stays permanently at the entrance to ensure that no male athletes set foot inside the compound.
To vent there feelings, some of the girls daubed slogans on their windows. The organisers ordered them to be removed after several protests, particularly one from members of the golf club at Meadowbank which flanks the athletes village.
The girls have to talk to the male athletes through the fence, even their athletics coaches.
Early on Wednesday morning (July 14) several attempts were made by men to break down the security cordon by crawling beneath the fence, but they were thwarted by the patrolling guards.