So the police in Hong Kong have been talking big about their brand new “extra strength” riot control water cannons, which they have suggested may be used on rioters as needed.

After internal tests, yesterday they began demo-ing it at an actual protest scene by trying to remove some fairly timid-looking barricades set up by protesters. Unexpectedly amusing results follow:

Not sure whether to call that a fail.

The trucks are from Mercedes-Benz (looks like an Actros platform), but the water cannon setup is from a French company that I didn’t catch.


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