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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:04 PM
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"Sonic gun" used by police in Honduras now used against G-20 protesters?

I couldn't help but notice a photograph on Page A16 of today's Washington Post showing demonstrators against the G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh running away from "an ear-splitting siren" used by the police to disperse protesters.

The Washington Post story mentions "sound cannons".

Here's more mention in an AP report:

The marchers did not have a permit and, after a few blocks, police declared it an unlawful assembly. They played an announcement over a loudspeaker ordering people to leave and then police in riot gear moved in to break it up. Authorities also used a crowd-control device that emits a deafening siren-like noise, making it uncomfortable for protesters to remain in the area.

lysias's diary :: :: I couldn't help but notice this because recent reports about the golpista crackdown in Honduras against supporters of constitutional President Zelaya have repeatedly spoken about "sonic guns" ("canes snicos") supplied by Israel being used by the police.

Here is the most detailed article that I have so far found: "Can snico" para revoltosos <"Sound Gun" for Rioters>. It is from yesterday's La Tribuna, a Honduran newspaper:

TEGUCIGALPA.- Tecnologa de punta estren la Polica Nacional contra los miembros de la "Resistencia", al utilizar el "can snico", lo que les ha ayudado a bajar la violencia entre los seguidores de Manuel Zelaya.

Los manifestantes arrojaban piedras y palos, pasa un carro blanco con dos policas e igual nmero de militares, con dos aparatos desconocidos, semejantes a parlantes de sonidos, pero no de los convencionales, se miran modernos.

Pocos segundos despus emite un sonido que corta el aire: La multitud agitada, cae en pnico, se tapa los odos y se contuerce del dolor.

Es la ltima arma secreta en dotacin desde hace tiempo por el ejrcito de Israel, usada pblicamente slo ahora despus de muchos aos de experimentacin.

The article is accompanied by a photo of the "sonic gun" in use, and it appears to be the same device that WaPo's photo of the running protesters in Pittsburgh shows on top of a police truck.

There have been repeated recent reports that Israeli soldiers have been training and supplying the golpista forces in Honduras. This report from yesterday, Ejrcito de Honduras usa armas electrnicas de ltima generacin indicates that a retired Israeli general on scene is in charge of the operation:


WHY are the Israelis interferring in Honduras? Are they from the Israeli government or hired mercs? Does anybody know?
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 12:12 PM
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1. Does this gun damage hearing ? nt
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 01:55 PM
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2. Yes. It is extremely loud.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-26-09 12:46 AM
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3. MSNBC had some sound of it tonight
....and they said the decibel level is considerably above the threshold for damage to hearing.
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