Japanese accidentally cover themselves with pepper spray in whaling war
The crew of a Japanese whaling ship accidentally 'shot themselves in the foot' when they tried to fire pepper spray at protesters - and the wind blew it back in their faces. The two crew members are seen in dramatic video footage captured by the crew of the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group rubbing their eyes after a cloud of pepper spray engulfed them. The Sea Shepherd group said the incident proved the Japanese were lying when they claimed that the protesters had injured three crew members on the whaling ship Shonan Maru 2.
(Daily Mail, Feb 14)
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