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A headlong rush made by police officers with drawn truncheons, typically used in riot control to force crowds to disperse:‘riot police fired tear gas and launched baton charges at protesters’
- ‘Police confronted and dispersed the rioters with baton charges and by firing rubber bullets.’
- ‘There were a few ugly moments: part of the fence blocking the road to Gleneagles was ripped down and for a moment a baton charge seemed imminent.’
- ‘Police attacked again, dispersing the demonstration with baton charges and water cannons.’
- ‘The police found it difficult to control the crowd and a baton charge was ordered.’
- ‘Police resorted to a baton charge to disperse a slogan-shouting group of strikers.’
- ‘Some 150 demonstrators were struck during a police baton charge on Sunday.’
- ‘Before anyone could move the police carried out a baton charge.’
- ‘On the third night and several others there was widespread scuffling, with people throwing bottles and repeated baton charges by riot cops.’
- ‘Police fired rubber bullets and made repeated baton charges.’
- ‘Roadblocks are erected, and students and others hurl paving stones and hastily created Molotov cocktails at the police, who respond with teargas and baton charges.’
- ‘They hurled stones at businesses and police, who responded with baton charges.’
- ‘Despite full speed baton charges by mounted riot police it took over an hour for the cops to clear people from the grounds.’
Charge at (a group of people) with drawn truncheons:‘police baton-charged the crowd’
- ‘Manchester fans were baton-charged in the stands in April 2007 by police.’
- ‘Violence continued, with cops baton-charging dozens of protesters and using tear gas on others.’
- ‘Police tear-gassed and baton charged the workers who were opposing company strikebreakers.’
- ‘Riot cops moved in to baton charge the few remaining partygoers.’
- ‘Police intervened after the agitating crowds entered an area off-limits to protests and demonstrations, baton-charging the protestors and firing tear-gas canisters.’
- ‘Several people were injured when police baton-charged the protesters.’
- ‘The gardai were caught on camera baton-charging the protestors and throwing one protestor over a fence into a deep ditch.’
- ‘When management ordered security guards to fire shots into the air and baton-charge employees, the workers responded by throwing stones.’
- ‘Police baton-charged the workers, injuring three and arresting nine others.’
- ‘Police lobbed dozens of teargas shells and baton-charged the demonstrators.’
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