Coppers in Bahrain try to blind protestors with lasers

Reuters Pictures used by permission

Anti-government protesters shout slogans while standing in front of laser beams emitted by riot police in the village of Diraz west of Manama, Bahrain December 29, 2011. Hundreds of anti-government protesters took to the streets demanding the downfall of the regime. Riot police fired tear gas to disperse and prevent demonstrators from entering the main highway.

There’s always some stupid hooligan at a football match in Europe who tries to blind a striker or goalkeeper during a critical moment in play. FIFA and national football associations try – to varying degrees – to stop these dullards from causing injury. Arrest and bans are not at all unusual.

And then we have police departments doing the same thing.

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