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Hey let's go over some of the weapons police are using on protesters, and where they came from:
1. Rubber bullets:
-Developed by the British to suppress Irish nationalists during The Troubles
-Kill roughly 3% of the people they're used on
-The UK stopped using them decades ago…
2. Pepper Spray:
-Developed by this guy, who's kind of appalled by how it gets used now:…
3. Tear gas:
-Invented + used widely during World War I
-Banned for use in warfare by the Geneva Protocol (1925) and the Chemical Weapons Ban Treaty (1993)
-Still cool to use on protesters…
4. Flash-bang grenades
-Developed for military counter-terrorist use
-First used to storm a hijacked plane
-Now lobbed into crowds of protesters…
5. Riot batons (clubs)
-TIL they're illegal to possess here in California…
6. "Bean Bag" rounds
-TIL the beans are actually lead shot, not beans…
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