metagoogle: image search query: farmers (japan|korea) fighting police
August 26, 2013 7:40 PM Subscribe
Some years back, some farmers were fighting battles with police, I think in either Japan or Korea.
Due to rules that govern how police are allowed to escalate their response, the farmers were able to stage full battles with home-made armour, with blunt weapons, in formation, and the police responded with equivalent force without employing lethal weapons.
I particularly remember a pre-battle photo of police and farmers, in formation, just waiting for the battle to start at the allotted time.
Anyone remember more details than that?
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