Police in the British capital have considerably increased their inventory of plastic bullets as the force prepares for unrest that could arise From Britain’s disorderly withdrawal from the European Union at the end of March.
UK media reported on Tuesday that London’s Metropolitan Police, known as the Met, had spent half a million pounds on plastic bullets last year, more than three times than the amount the force had been spending on the weapon over the previous five years.
The revelations come amid widespread concerns about riots on the streets of large cities like London after Britain leaves the EU.
Many believe food and medicine supplies could rapidly dry out in the country if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.
The government has sought to rule out any possibility of rioting and unrest after a no-deal Brexit, a situation which has become highly likely due to a political stalemate in the British parliament.
However, various reports…