- A headlong rush made by police officers with drawn truncheons, typically used in riot control to force crowds to disperse: riot police fired tear gas and launched baton charges at protestersMore example sentences
- There were a few ugly moments: part of the fence blocking the road to Gleneagles was ripped down and for a moment a baton charge seemed imminent.
- Police attacked again, dispersing the demonstration with baton charges and water cannons.
- The police found it difficult to control the crowd and a baton charge was ordered.
verb(baton-charge) [with object] Back to top
- Charge at (a group of people) with drawn truncheons: police baton-charged the crowdMore example sentences
- Police intervened after the agitating crowds entered an area off-limits to protests and demonstrations, baton-charging the protestors and firing tear-gas canisters.
- The gardai were caught on camera baton-charging the protestors and throwing one protestor over a fence into a deep ditch.
- Violence continued, with cops baton-charging dozens of protesters and using tear gas on others.