Protesters disperse as tear gas, pepper spray and flash bang devices are deployed by Seattle police during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. Photo: Reuters

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George Floyd protests: what weapons are US police using to tackle demonstrators?

  • From pepper balls to wooden bullets, officers are using a variety of weapons on protesters during demonstrations against the death of Floyd in police custody
  • Described as non-lethal, these weapons can seriously injure, disable and even kill
Topic |   George Floyd protests
Protesters disperse as tear gas, pepper spray and flash bang devices are deployed by Seattle police during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd. Photo: Reuters
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