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.


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.