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Police accidentally pepper spray their OWN officers during protests outside of Bulgarian Parliament

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 19/03/2019 Milly Vincent For Mailonline

a group of people standing in front of a building: The moment police are sprayed in the face as tear gas intended for the rioting crowd is blown back in their faces

The moment police are sprayed in the face as tear gas intended for the rioting crowd is blown back in their faces
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Police in Bulgaria got hit by their own weaponry after tear gas meant for the protesting crowd was blown back over them by strong winds. 

The officers were forming a barricade against anti-government protesters outside Bulgarian parliament this weekend when one officer decided to deploy some tear gas.  

Unfortunately for the officers a strong wind was blowing in their direction, as can be seen with the movement of the protester's flags. 

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Immediately dispersing from their post and desperately covering their eyes the officer's tear gas seemed to have the desired effect, just on the wrong people. 

The chemical rendered the officers unable to do their jobs for several minutes as they scrabbled to wash their eyes. 

The protest was taking place outside of the parliament in the Bulgarian Capital Sofia and was organised via social media.

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Protesters are said to be demanding a national referendum to change the government to 'direct democracy' and ' fight against corruption', according to Btvnovinite.

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