Amazing video shows protesters in Chile using dozens of pocket lasers to crash a police drone  

Mail Online | 11/14/2019 | Michael Thomsen For
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This week, amazing video showed protesters on the streets of Chile teaming up to bring down a police drone with what appear to be simple pocket lasers.

The footage shows a huge group of people aiming around 40 or 50 green handheld lasers at a police drone hovering overhead.

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After about 20 seconds of being targeted by the communal green laser beam, the drone appears to malfunction and slowly falls toward the ground.

Yet, as it descends out of the laser's line of sight, the drone appears to momentarily regain control,

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Around ten seconds later, protester re-aim their group laser at the drone and it finally drops all the way into the crowd.

Just how pocket lasers were able to cause a drone to malfunction remains unclear.

Christopher - Williams - CEO - Citadel - Defense

According to Christopher Williams, CEO of Citadel Defense Company, a private defense group specializing in counter-drone technology, one explanation for what happened is that the lasers blinded the drone pilot.

In an interview with NextGov, he said that if the drone were being remotely piloted, the lasers could have overloaded its navigational cameras and caused the pilot to lose their orientation.

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