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Barriers

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:31 pm

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Hi everyone! What do you call this kind of barrier? They were used by the police to stop demonstrators in Vietnam.

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:35 pm

I don't know of any specific designation for barriers of this type. However, they can be described in literal terms as portable (or lightweight) barbed-wire barriers.

It amuses me that someone has inserted roses into one of the barriers in the top photo: attractive bearers of thorns juxtaposed with unattractive and obnoxious barbs and spikes.
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Post by trolley » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:11 pm

I’ve never seen that particular type (with barbed wire) but those kind of things are crowd-control barricades, often called “riot fences”
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:47 pm

Trolley's answer is on the money.

Here's a site that sells numerous different items of a similar nature to those barriers/barricades and therefore provides a lot of associated vocabulary if you should need it:

https://safefence.co.uk/crowd-and-traff ... riers.html
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Post by Stevenloan » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:22 am

Erik and trolley : Thank you both so so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

StevenLoan
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Post by Shelley » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:20 pm

Geez. I'd call those things inhumane -- imagine being at the edge of a tightly packed, surging crowd and forced into it. Really puts a damper on your average peace march.
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