The following video shows a brief encounter between a videographer and an officer of the militarized French police. You can see the latter’s tank (painted EU blue) emit some sort of gass through a nozzle at the front.
When I first saw the logo on the blue helmet worn by the soldier/cop, I thought it might be the EUGENDFOR logo (see the post on EUGENDFOR, the European Gendarmerie Force, for more information). However, Vlad sent me a high-res screen cap, and the motif in this case looks somewhat different. Maybe it’s a logo for French special forces.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:08||Liberty, Equality, Fraternity! [French Revolutionary motto]|
|00:12||There it is, your demise! [unintelligible]|
|00:25||Are you having a little technical problem? —No.|
|00:29||I would like you to explain it to me, because usually|
|00:33||there’s this question of a weapon based on gas [in the form of] powder.|
|00:37||Is that what was coming out? It wasn’t working? —I don’t know, sir.|
|00:41||What was it that just came out? —I don’t know. —You don’t know what came out?|
|00:50||Back off, please!|
|00:54||I know, right away!|
|01:40||there’s this question of a weapon based on gas [in the form of] powder. Is that what came out?|
|01:44||I don’t know, sir. —It wasn’t working? —I don’t know, sir. —What was it that just came out?|
|01:47||—I don’t know. —You don’t know what just came out?|