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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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ISLAMABAD -- After failing to suppress the freedom sentiment of the people of occupied Kashmir by using many lethal weapons like pellets guns,tear gas canisters and PAVA shells, India is now sending plastic bullets to be used against protesters in Indian Occupied Kashmir .
Srinagar -- After failing to suppress the freedom sentiment of the people of occupied Kashmir by using many lethal weapons like pellets guns, teargas canisters and PAVA shells, India is now sending plastic bullets to be used against protesters in the territory.
Achilleas Tzemos, deputy field coordinator of Doctors Without Borders, said the injured included about 200 experiencing breathing problems from the gas, 100 others with cuts, bruises and impact injuries from non-lethal plastic bullets.
Macedonian police used tear gas, stun grenades, plastic bullets and later a water cannon in attempts to keep the migrants at bay and they responded by throwing rocks at the police.
THE PSNI were justified in shooting a man with plastic bullets and tasering him when he came at an officer armed with two swords, a watchdog has ruled.
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.
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.