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If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. ~George Orwell
Demonstrators accused police of using grenades; authorities denied it and say they only used tear gas on the crowd.
Originally posted by rapinbatsisaltherage
For those who think our own police would protect us in such situation, really? If this can happen somewhere else why not here? You think America is really above it all?
Police insist they only used tear gas but questions have arisen over whether tear gas canisters could blow off limbs and toes and feet, some of the more gruesome injuries suffered by protesters.
Meanwhile, police say they believe some demonstrators were hurt by explosives they themselves were carrying. Protesters said their gathering was peaceful, but many used iron rods, slingshots, firecrackers and bottles to attack police. An AP Television News reporter saw at least three protesters carrying guns.
M67 FRAGMENTATION HAND GRENADE
The components of the M67 fragmentation hand grenade (Figure 1-7) are:
Body: steel sphere with a scored steel spring for fragmentation.
Filler: 6.5 ounces of Composition B.
Weight: 14 ounces.
a. Capabilities. The average soldier can throw the M67 grenade 35 meters. The
effective casualty-producing radius is 15 meters and the killing radius is 5 meters.
b. Colors and Markings. The M67 grenade has an olive drab body with a single
yellow band at the top. Markings are in yellow.
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