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The use of water cannons

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Snowy Owl | 10:07 Fri 27th Feb 2009 | Society & Culture
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I hope this is the right place to ask this.....

....can anyone tell me why we do not use water-cannons in this country to disperse crowds in the same way that most other countries do?


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A report issued in the United Kingdom said that use of plastic bullets over water cannon was justified because "Water cannons are inflexible and indiscriminate", although several people had been very seriously injured by plastic bullets.

Water cannons designed for riot control are still made in the United States and the United Kingdom, but most customers are overseas, particularly in Africa and parts of Asia.

Isn't it something to do with the hosepipe bans we get every year?
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Thanks, Octavious, I know that they are used in France and Germany, but it seems that they are less used in countries where there is a free press than elsewhere. Whether or not that is relevant or not, I don't know.

If only it were that simple, paraffin!!!
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