plastic bullet

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plastic bullet

n
(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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The man slashed the animal twice and a plastic baton round was fired.
Police floored him with a plastic baton round. But when he failed to give up his weapon he was disabled by the controversial Taser stun gun which paralyses victims for five seconds.
A protester hit in the arm with a plastic baton round was taken to nearby Craigavon Hospital.
North Wales is currently being investigated by the Police Complaints Authority after a man became the first person in the UK to be shot with a plastic baton round last month.
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, who used water cannon and 26 plastic baton rounds, have arrested seven people - and warned many more will follow.
Police deployed water cannon and dogs, and fired more than 20 plastic baton rounds to quell the disorder.
Police fired 11 plastic baton rounds during the rioting in the Crumlin Road area, which involved a crowd of several hundred.
At least six plastic baton rounds were fired by police during rioting in the Crumlin Road area.
Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said he feared more confusion could have been caused by the use of plastic baton rounds.