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A bullet made of PVC or another plastic material, typically used by security and police forces for riot control.
- ‘The Spanish police have a reputation for toughness and their riot police will be armed with live and plastic bullets and tear gas.’
- ‘I treated so many injuries from people hit by tear gas canisters and also those hit by rubber or plastic bullets.’
- ‘All members will carry long batons, but there will only be one or two Remington shotguns using plastic bullets and beanbags.’
- ‘‘This is what democracy looks like,’ chanted protesters as they confronted armies of police firing tear gas canisters and plastic bullets.’
- ‘It also said it wanted to see greater attention paid to the need to find a replacement for plastic bullets fired by the security forces.’
- ‘On September 14, seven striking shipbuilders in Cadiz, southern Spain were injured in a tear gas and plastic bullet attack by riot police.’
- ‘Rubber and plastic bullets are used for riot control by security services and police worldwide.’
- ‘That restriction may now be relaxed in return for moves from the British and Irish governments on issues such as on-the-run terrorists suspects and the use of plastic bullets by the security forces.’
- ‘The Association of Chief Police Officers shares his reluctance to use plastic bullets and water cannons - which to date have never been used in mainland Britain.’
- ‘Six workers were injured after troops fired plastic bullets and tear gas and then baton-charged the crowd.’
- ‘The British fired plastic bullets and then live ammunition.’
- ‘It was only when the police started firing plastic bullets that loyalists went in search of their own weapons.’
- ‘Police responded with water-cannon trucks, tear gas and four-inch plastic bullets.’
- ‘The film doesn't flinch from showing the brutality of the state towards those who dare to stand up against the big parties and corporate power - the rows of riot police, the plastic bullets, the clubs.’
- ‘A new laser being developed is claimed to be more accurate than tear gas or plastic bullets and can be fired from two kilometres away.’
- ‘The police fired around 150 rubber and plastic bullets and an unspecified number of tear gas canisters, and have continued to maintain a heavy presence.’
- ‘Faced with escalating riots, the Italian police unleashed water cannon, plastic bullets and 12-inch truncheons.’
- ‘It was a giant machine gun that fired plastic bullets and grenades.’
- ‘Hundreds of rioters launched a sustained assault along the West Circular Road before a water cannon and plastic bullets were used to disperse the mob.’
- ‘Rubber and plastic bullets are notorious from their use in Northern Ireland, where they killed 17 people between 1972 and 1989.’
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