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This striking video shows riot police aim tear gas canisters directly and at close-range at a protestor. This constitutes an entirely illegal useful of the purportedly less-than lethal weapon:Meanwhile, this footage captures protesters wresting riot shields from the police and using them for their own purposes:
Having just found this tweet, about a 9 year old boy killed by a teargas cannister. The police deliberately aimed at the childs chest and fired killing him. This could have been your child.
Yes, I'd like to try to explain what I meant by a "Strange Thread."
Stripped of it's non-essentials, it seems that the story is basically this:
"At a large demonstration a truck designed to knock down barricades did just that, scaring the *&^%$ out of a protester hiding behind it. Also a protester who was taunting the Police was hit with a water cannon knocking him off his feet."
All of the other stuff, calling it horrendous, or barbaric, or reckless or whatever, were opinions added by the OP and other posters.
You could take that same, abbreviated story I just wrote and apply it to dozens of protests in America and the rest of the world, indeed, it's fairly standard, I thought. In some countries, the government sends in armored military vehicles with many deaths resulting. I don't see why this one is particularly newsworthy.
So when this story arouses such passion, and hatred, and gets over 70 flags, I have to shake my head. It's almost as though people were lined up to flag what appears to be a rather mundane story.