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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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Police officers tried to stop fight by setting barricades and firing plastic bullets to the fighting groups.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish police fired tear gas and plastic bullets at hundreds of demonstrators marching to the French consulate demanding justice for three female Kurdish rebels killed a year ago in Paris.
In Nassiriya, the demonstrators were forced to disperse by plastic bullets and water showers.
Police fired plastic bullets and water cannon at rioters in the heart of Belfast on Friday after being pelted by missiles for the second successive night in the latest bout of Northern Ireland's sporadic sectarian violence.
The Chief Constable said baton round gunners had the authority to fire plastic bullets but chose to show restraint during three months of serious rioting.
Water cannons had to be deployed and police fired plastic bullets as Loyalists clashed with Republicans in east Belfast.
The stand-off ended with Abdi, who was armed with a piece of broken glass, being taken to hospital after being Tazered amid reports that plastic bullets were fired.
Plastic bullets and water cannon could also be used by officers facing riots similar to those this summer.
Foam-tipped bullets are used by riot police as an alternative to plastic bullets.
Two cars were set on fire and dozens of rounds of plastic bullets were fired at police injuring a number of officers.
The pellet-guns and plastic bullets, which range from pistol to rifle-size, were on sale at 15 stalls as well as from the backs of vans.
SIX people were hit by plastic bullets after rioting flared on a loyalist housing estate in Northern Ireland last night.