Rubber Bullets

Rubber bullets (also called rubber baton rounds) are rubber or rubber-coated projectiles that can be fired from either standard firearms or dedicated riot guns. They are intended to be a non-lethal alternative to metal projectiles. Like other similar projectiles made from plastic, wax, and wood, rubber bullets may be used for short range practice and animal control, but are most commonly associated with use in riot control and to disperse protests. These types of projectiles are sometimes called baton rounds. Rubber projectiles have largely been replaced by other materials as rubber tends to bounce uncontrollably.Such "kinetic impact munitions" are meant to cause pain but not serious injury.
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  • How to brand the Umbrella Revolution

    … clamoring for greater democratic reforms. The revolution takes its name from the students’ use of umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas and rubber bullets by the city’s riot police. So ubiquitous is the unifying visual that a professor at a local Hong Kong university is now taking it a step further. Kacey Wong, an assistant professor at Hong…

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