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Negating the effectiveness of water cannon.

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by TopCat, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    one wonders, paranoid like, about snoopers.
  2. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    If he can lob a breeze block that far with effect he should be in the Olympics. Bogus bollocks.
    Andy 13 likes this.
  3. Wilson

    Wilson most misunderstood

    1 its a wide angle lens making him look further away than he is
    2 he appears to be lifting his right leg so may well be walking or running forwards
  4. kenny g

    kenny g Most Welcome!

    It's a breeze block. Hardly heavy.
  5. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    What's actually happened is that the breeze block has been hurled from some sort of ad-hoc mortar arrangement at the truck, has smashed its windscreen, and cannoned off.

    The heroic young man in the centre of the picture has then caught the rebounding missile, preventing a dreadful tragedy as he's standing directly in front of a row of prams and pushchairs (just out of picture).
    mauvais likes this.
  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Who said that he can? Beyond you i mean.
  7. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing 'anti-human wanker'

    Depends on what type of block. They're not all concrete.
  8. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie In solidarity with the people of Catalonia

  9. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

  10. ApocalypseDream

    ApocalypseDream New Member

    The priority would have to be finding out where they store them and disable them en route. Once deployed they will have an escort of infantry and be near impossible to attack.
  11. free spirit

    free spirit more tea vicar?

    prior to the protest they'll be kept fairly secure, but immediately before deployment they'll probably be kept in reserve around 2-3 blocks from the likely site of the main kettle on a side street probably near to the main mobile command unit (if one is being deployed).
  12. Wilson

    Wilson most misunderstood

    Looking at this photo you can see how it might be used, a bit like a tank with the infantry following


    You can see the pig coming in on the right waving his stick in the air

    the radiator grilles look quite vulnerable on that model..
  13. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    The protester in the stripy tee-shirt looks like he's rather enjoying his shower. :)
  14. copliker

    copliker ...

    A group of people sat down on the right a little bit in front of me and the gardai used the opportunity to batter them. There were quite a few broken bones. It goes without saying that they were hitting those who were on their feet as well, but the whacking tempo was upped considerably when people sat down and did that hands in the air thing.

    Someone had the foresight to bring a bucket which he used to catch water from the cannon and chuck it at the coppers.
  15. S☼I

    S☼I Comic sans routine

    Isn't that a Celtic shirt? :hmm:
  16. copliker

    copliker ...

    Or Shamrock Rovers, the evil ones.
  17. where to

    where to Well-Known Member

  18. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt (not sectarian, btw, I think Rangers are monkey-rapists, too).
  19. The Black Hand

    The Black Hand Unclean

  20. The Black Hand

    The Black Hand Unclean


    I think TC was right when he said paint and glue, put them in 'pump action' water pistols and get the screens. Brave types could also try to disable any window wipers they have, BUT if we are lucky the window wipers will smear the paint all over the window FOR us... I've seen pigs wiping the paint off riot helmet visors only to smear it more effectively:)
  21. Andy 13

    Andy 13 Hasta La Muerte !

    Look this, the water cannon have been defeated





  22. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    You'd think it could put out its own fire.
  23. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    That is an excellent and inventive defence!
  24. Mr Smin

    Mr Smin Registered Luser

    Overturning one of these will be pretty tricky. The crowd has to isolate it from the infantry for a start. Also the ones in the UK pictures look bigger and therefore heavier - especially when their water tanks are full.
    I'm another vote for sticky paint.
  25. DaveCinzano


    Why wait for them to be deployed? They're garaged somewhere, and no depot is without its weaknesses.
  26. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    DIY stingers.
  27. DaveCinzano


    I can't believe I said 'garaged'. I feel dirty.

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