Heavens, I hope not too...Sergei82 wrote:Since yesterday police are permitted to use normal bullets instead of rubber ones in critical situations. I hope, it won't come to that.
You watch the 1 st video from my previous post. Much more "picturesque": firefighters helping burning alive police officers using fire extinguishers. Nice peaceful demonstration and definitely vivid pro-democracy movement!
Yes I did see the 1st video (just this morning). Dreadful scenes...
p.s. This is just a general observation, and not directly connected vs the Ukraine issue in any way.
In most protests that I have participated in, there are different strata of participants. From your old 'Aunt Edith' with her chair and blanket and Thermos of tea, to the p'd-off and p'd-up militant who is attending merely because he finds rioting, violence, and fighting the police great fun [refer to Euro-soccer hooliganism].
It can be impossible to separate the two types (refer to the mention in the Wiki article on 'kettling' on innocents being impacted). The violent ones however are the ones who tend to get all the headlines as the issue at hand is 'hijacked'.
God forbid they start using live ammunition. One would have thought baton rounds ('rubber bullets') against the prime instigators would be enough.
[I recall as a child a friend of mine had one (it probably was one used against Irish/IRA rioting). The thing was huge maybe 6" long/1" thick black rubber, and heavy, and it would have been shot from something like a grenade launcher. So people who have not seen one should not underestimate their capabilities].