riot shield

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riot shield

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a large oblong curved transparent shield used by police controlling crowds

ri′ot shield`


n.
a lightweight, flexible shield carried by police officers or soldiers to defend themselves against a hostile crowd.
[1965–70]
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Witness Declan Cordwell said: "There were about 15 cops, five ambulances, riot shields and police dogs.
Armed officers, with riot shields and helmets surrounded the door but did not enter.
A line of police behind riot shields hurled tear gas canisters and fired pepper balls at the crowd and slowly advanced forward to push it back.
They blocked the street, wouldn't allow anyone in and after two hours they put the door through and went in with dogs, riot shields and guns and no-one was even home.
Equipment such as riot shields and tear gas have been sent to more than 100 countries.
Inside the perimeter of the station, National Guardsmen equipped with riot shields and batons could be seen preparing for the night.
Lines of police officers pushed back surges of people with riot shields after earlier clearing dozens who had stormed into the grounds late on Friday, as a week-long protest against Beijing's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy turned angry.
Dai exed his massive shoulders, started wading through the crush towards the riot shields.
Impact modified Makrolon is used in safety goggles, helmets, riot shields, holsters and other tactical gear.
It is understood the clip shows Mr Copeland standing with his back turned to a line of police officers with riot shields.
The mob burst into the pub, and as officers used riot shields to keep them inside, chairs and glasses were thrown at them.
Specialist public order cops, with riot shields, were brought in and the road closed while the disorder was broken up and arrests were made.