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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Under intense pressure, police and soldiers fired approximately 1,000 plastic baton rounds.
Police fired water cannon and plastic baton rounds after coming under a barrage of bricks, fireworks and petrol bombs as they moved to halt the protest at the junction of Woodvale Road and Woodvale Parade.
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.
POLICE suffered a barrage of petrol bombs, fireworks, and bricks yesterday after officers fired plastic baton rounds at protesters attacking an Orange Order parade in a Nationalist area of west Belfast.
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.
She accused the police of firing plastic baton rounds at Catholics who attempted to defend themselves against the loyalist onslaught.
Riot squad officers hit back, firing 15 plastic baton rounds.
Police deployed water cannon and plastic baton rounds were also fired, the court was told, and a total of 20 petrol bombs were thrown at officers after darkness fell.
Police fired a number of plastic baton rounds to quell the violence, with claims that a number of civilians had been hit.
Officers hit seven people with plastic baton rounds.
Later a number of plastic baton rounds were fired as police struggled to control the situation.