riot police

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riot police (not used in plural form) (collective noun)

  1. A unit of the police specifically trained to deal with rioting crowds. They use special equipment for personal defense as well as for crowd control and dispersal.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As a collective noun, the riot police are referred to using plural pronouns and verb forms, such as they and were.

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