Practicing for a riot

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


This video shows South Korean military police practicing tactics and maneuvers to counter a violent demonstration. They've broken their force into discrete packages of police that can reenforce or relieve the front line, or move through the front line to push demonstrators back. I know that in the past South Korea has had some wild protests, it looks like they're well trained to try to contain such demonstrations.
    

2 comments:

raven said...

Looks like nice choreography. Wonder how a machine gun team would affect their dance? or a couple of snipers?

ambisinistral said...

Heh. I imagine not so good.

What it reminded me off was a pre-gunpowder army maneuvering. The best tactic of the rioters would be turning their flank since formations like that have a lot of trouble wheeling to face in a different direction.

But, being on city streets, the cops would have their flanks covered so that would be much easier said than done.