Water cannon misses mark again
The $20.8M water cannon failed to make an impact during Thursday’s unrest on the Agricola public road as the force of the water it ejected was not powerful enough to disperse the crowd but instead soaked policemen who were standing in front of it.
The cannon which was handed over to the Guyana Police Force last November was however used later to put out small fires that were burning on the roadway.
During a Prime News report on the protest which was aired last evening, there was footage of the water canon in action. It was positioned behind a line of policemen holding riot shields who were stretched out across both sides of the roadway a short distance from the entrance to the East Bank Demerara community. The footage showed when the water cannon made a failed attempt …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.