World Bulletin / News Desk
British police in England and Wales are preparing to ask home secretary Theresa May to allow them to use water cannon as a crowd dispersal method, as they anticipate increased anti-government protests due to austerity measures.
Mayor of the London, Boris Johnson, previously said that he was prepared to deploy water cannon on the streets of the capital as early as the summer. Police forces across England and Wales are now considering taking the same precautions.
Water cannon is already a common sight in Northern Ireland where Catholic Republican protests against the British authority have intensified on-and-off ever since the British Empire formed and annexed the state in 1921.
The move had been considered before, following protests against the Israeli air strikes on Gaza in 2008-2009, mass student protests in 2010 and the riots of August 2011.Last Mod: 22 Ocak 2014, 16:41