During May the 1st anti-capitalist protests in France, the anti people, establishment protecting police threw a blast ball grenade at a journalist’s face. The guy wore a helmet, which prevented more severe damage, and despite significant bruising, he hasn’t lost his eye.
Indiscriminate use of explosive devices against non violent protesters is exactly what I’d expect from Israel trained police, using the same indiscriminate weapons Israel uses to spread terror among the Palestinians.
I was told that pursuant to a French statute, the only legal means to use blast ball grenades for crowd control, is by rolling them toward the crowd on the ground. However since police enjoy impunity in police states, and their role is to serve the establishment and protect themselves, the abuse of power against citizens, such as throwing grenades like rocks directly at the people and their camera equipment, is never meaningfully punished.