London Mayor Boris Johnson offered today to be sprayed by water cannon to demonstrate that they are safe, after buying the riot control equipment for the capital despite having no permission to use it.
The Philippines` military chief today accused China`s coast guard of firing water cannon at Filipino fishermen for the first time to drive them away from a disputed sea shoal.
Turkish police used water cannon to disperse demonstrators who had gathered anew in defiance of the government in Istanbul`s Taksim Square.
Chandigarh Police used water cannon against Youth Congress workers to stop them from proceeding towards official residence of CM Parkash Singh Badal.
Turkish riot police used tear gas and water cannon in a dawn raid on Friday to end a peaceful sit-in by hundreds of people trying to prevent trees from being uprooted at an Istanbul park.
Water cannon have only previously been used in Northern Ireland to tackle sectarian tensions.
Metropolitan Police have trialled use of water cannons but has never used it.
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