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Swiss anti-riot company denies Yellow Vest responsibility

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Jan. 28, 2019

The Swiss maker of anti-riot weapons say they’re not to blame of a series of serious injuries during the yellow vest violence in France.

Pixabay Swiss anti-riot company denies Yellow Vest responsibility

The company, Brügger & Thomet based in Thun in canton Bern, has issued a statement on its website saying while French police are using their launchers, they are not using the correct ammunition.

They say they can’t asses the risk with using their equipment as the French have sourced their own projectiles.

They point out their equipment has been checked by Swiss police forces and found to have a low risk of injury when used correctly.

There have been reports of serious injuries, including skull fractures and eyes being shot out, during the demonstrations in Paris.

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