(1) Rowan and Mayne limited constables' weapons to the truncheon , carried concealed until 1863.(2) The truncheon , or baton, is a military commander's sign of office.(3) There they confronted the police; a police truncheon injured one teacher.(4) One driver was even found with a police truncheon in his car.(5) Although practice varied between regions, apart from a period between 1884 and 1936, British police were allowed little more than a truncheon on routine patrol.(6) Faced with escalating riots, the Italian police unleashed water cannon, plastic bullets and 12-inch truncheons .(7) Armed with truncheons and tear gas, police repeatedly attacked the 200,000 demonstrators who had come from all over the world to protest the summit proceedings.(8) The demonstrators were attacked by the police, who employed tear gas and truncheons and beat and arrested a number of the protesters.(9) Police in riot gear and carrying truncheons pushed them back, and several were arrested.(10) Ten policemen, waving truncheons a little too enthusiastically, have closed the road so that the dialogue can be recorded.(11) Special units of the police attacked pickets and demonstrators with water cannon and truncheons .(12) Mobile police units used water cannon and truncheons to counter the right-wing rioters, who threw stones and bottles.(13) He was taken to a police station where he was beaten with truncheons , punched and kicked.(14) According to the organisers of the meeting, police employed truncheons and pepper spray in the course of their intervention.(15) They were beaten back by riot police with truncheons .(16) Over 80 police and soldiers used truncheons , tear gas and a water cannon on protestors, including women and children.