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February 27, 2014

Go medieval

The highly effective medieval tactics of the Ukrainian protests.

Protesters wore military helmets and carried makeshift—or captured—shields. Wooden boards were used to protect their lower legs from shrapnel the police taped to exploding stun grenades.

Among the array of homemade weapons, some were perhaps a little too ambitious. A crude trebuchet—a type of medieval catapult which uses a counterweight to fling objects—was overrun and dismantled.

While short lived, the trebuchet was fully operational and deployed in action.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 27, 2014 08:24 AM