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European Parliament calls for ban on plastic bullets

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Janet Domowitz / May 14, 1982

Strasbourg, France

The European Parliament called for a ban on the use of plastic bullets by security forces in European Common Market countries.

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It said their widespread use by British forces in Northern Ireland had led to the death of 12 people, including seven children, and called the bullets a murderous weapon.