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How Do ‘Acoustic Weapons’ Work?

How Do ‘Acoustic Weapons’ Work?

In recent weeks, acoustic weapons like flash bang grenades and sound cannons have come to new prominence in the public consciousness thanks to their inclusion in the arsenal of weapons used by U.S. police against protesters. Flashbang grenades, also called stun grenades, are explosive devices that emit an extremely loud…

Why Protests Can Turn Violent

Why Protests Can Turn Violent

We have seen ten days of protests in the United States over the death of George Floyd. While thousands of people have gathered to express their outrage peacefully, some demonstrations have been marred by vandalism and violent clashes with police.