WATCH as police water cannon turns into FOUNTAIN after reportedly being 'modified' by Belarusian protesters
Footage emerging from the Belarusian capital shows a massive fountain gushing out of a speeding blue armored truck. The torrent of water was heading upwards, instead of being aimed at the demonstrators who had once again come out onto the streets to demand the resignation of longtime President Alexander Lukashenko.
Минск. Один из водометов сломался и начал выпускать воду вверх. pic.twitter.com/2SN9qwwApd— TUT.BY (@tutby) October 4, 2020
Some people online have dubbed these police vehicles ‘Blue Whales’, and the truck’s strange behavior made its resemblance to a gigantic sea mammal even more striking.
This was unlikely to be a new tactic invented by Belarusian law enforcement, as the water cannon ended up soaking the riot police officers around it.
Reports from local media suggested that the truck malfunctioned after the demonstrators managed to damage it by removing a canister filled with a coloring liquid.
Several videos apparently caught the protesters breaking the water cannon.
❗️In Minsk people have driven away and partially dismantled a water cannon. pic.twitter.com/aZZukU9lpg— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 4, 2020
Минск. У водомета стали отваливаться детали, когда он поливал людей на проспекте Победителей. pic.twitter.com/SKXR3NcS0Z— TUT.BY (@tutby) October 4, 2020
Throughout the demonstrations, which have been underway in the country since the presidential election on August 9, Belarusian police water cannons have been using dye to leave a mark on protesters.Also on rt.com Almost two months after disputed vote, Belarusian police deploy water cannon, make arrests at Minsk anti-Lukashenko rally VIDEOS)
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