Is Britain the only country that doesn't use water canons on it's citizens?

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The reason I ask is every country I have seen having anti lockdown protests on YT, ( the MSM are barely covering them) as soon as it gets a bit tasty out come the water canon
Here we have Belgium
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https://youtu.be/nNnU4GgRBIg

Last week it was the supposedly easy going, laid back Dutch.

IIRC Boris sold ours when he was the Mayor. Perhaps he regrets that now.
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IIRC Boris sold ours when he was the Mayor. Perhaps he regrets that now.
He won't regret it at all. It did no harm to his career.

The real regret is that we allowed a man with such a relaxed attitude to wasting public funds without adequate due diligence to become prime minister. From wasting £300,000 on water cannons that had to be sold for scrap to wasting £37 billion on an ineffective test and trace system.
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(Original post by caravaggio2)
The reason I ask is every country I have seen having anti lockdown protests on YT, ( the MSM are barely covering them) as soon as it gets a bit tasty out come the water canon
Here we have Belgium
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https://youtu.be/nNnU4GgRBIg

Last week it was the supposedly easy going, laid back Dutch.

IIRC Boris sold ours when he was the Mayor. Perhaps he regrets that now.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK they have ever been used as far as I know. They are not licenced for use by the Home Office in the rest of the UK. I don't believe they are used in the Republic of Ireland, or in any of the Scandinavian countries either. I have noticed that the continental police seem to be more aggressive and violent than those in the British Isles and Northern Europe. I wonder if it's because the latter countries are based more on the civil constabulary, 'policing by consent' model, whilst the former favour the paramilitary gendarmerie model.
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the MSM are barely covering them
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-56606420
https://metro.co.uk/2021/04/01/april...-gas-14345834/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN2BO56G
https://www.euronews.com/2021/04/02/...ril-fool-s-jok
https://nypost.com/2021/04/01/mayhem...-punk-concert/

Why do people keep making this stupid claim?
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He won't regret it at all. It did no harm to his career.

The real regret is that we allowed a man with such a relaxed attitude to wasting public funds without adequate due diligence to become prime minister. From wasting £300,000 on water cannons that had to be sold for scrap to wasting £37 billion on an ineffective test and trace system.
His relaxed attitude or I would say criminal negligence, extended to his response to the pandemic. Had Michael Gove or Jeremy Hunt or any one of the other Tory leadership candidates been Prime Minister, I think at least 10,000 fewer people would be dead now.
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To my knowledge we dont water cannon protestors here but then again kiwis are civilised unlike most other countries these days and dont need it done on them :lol:
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Whilst I don't mean to boast , it's a talent I'm quite proud of 🙄
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