plastic bullet

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plastic bullet

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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a solid PVC cylinder, 10 cm long and 38 mm in diameter, fired by police or military forces to regain control in riots. Formal name: baton round
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plastic bullet

npallottola di plastica
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He added five AEPs, or plastic baton rounds, were fired and are believed to have hit four people.
Police, who used water cannon and 26 plastic baton rounds, have arrested seven people - and warned many more will follow.
Police, who deployed water canon and 26 plastic baton rounds in a bid to quell the unrest, have arrested seven people so far, but have warned that many more will follow.
Police deployed water cannon and dogs, and fired more than 20 plastic baton rounds to quell the disorder.
At least six plastic baton rounds were fired by police during rioting in the Crumlin Road area.
Police fired 11 plastic baton rounds during the rioting in the Crumlin Road area, which involved a crowd of several hundred.
A Home Office spokesman confirmed the shooting was the 24th time British police have used plastic baton rounds since they were were given the power in February 2002.
Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said he feared more confusion could have been caused by the use of plastic baton rounds.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said claims that plastic baton rounds were fired by British soldiers were being investigated.
On Sunday night officers fired plastic baton rounds and arrested two people following violence in the Sandy Row area.
Several plastic baton rounds were fired in response.
An RUC spokesman said a small number of plastic baton rounds were fired by officers inside the station in a bid to quell the trouble.