plastic bullet

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plastic bullet

A non-lethal projectile fired from a specialised gun and intended for crowd control. Plastic bullets were developed by British security forces to replace rubber bullets, which ricochet unpredictably and are associated with a greater number of fatalities than plastic bullets. The bullets weigh 130 g, are meant to be effective at 3 to 6 metres and are shot into unruly crowds at or below waist level.
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POLICE suffered a barrage of petrol bombs, fireworks and bricks after officers fired plastic baton rounds at protesters attacking an Orange Order parade in a Nationalist area of west Belfast last night.
Police suffered a barrage of petrol bombs, fireworks, and bricks after officers fired a plastic baton rounds at protesters attacking an Orange Order parade in a Nationalist area of west Belfast last night.
Officers hit seven people with plastic baton rounds.
Later a number of plastic baton rounds were fired as police struggled to control the situation.
Police fired a number of plastic baton rounds to quell the violence, with claims that a number of civilians had been hit.
In London, there is talk of "zero tolerance" of wrongdoers, with massive numbers of riot police deployed and the threat of plastic baton rounds.
Police in riot gear fired volleys of plastic baton rounds as loyalist demonstrators attempted to breach the first of three barbed wire barricades blocking the path of Orangemen down the Garvaghy Road.
Police water cannons were used to try push pockets of rioters hurling petrol bombs and bricks back, with several plastic baton rounds fired by police last night.
Police water cannons were used to try and push pockets of rioters hurling petrol bombs and bricks back, with several plastic baton rounds fired by police last night.
Officers, who responded with plastic baton rounds, were also hit by a barrage of bricks and bottles which had been stored on shop roofs.