I wonder if this is a technique that is actually taught during officer training, as I've seen somewhat similar images before. Digging one's fingers into someone else's eyes seems like a pretty harsh way to subdue an individual and could leave lasting damage. Then again, maybe it is just human nature to battle hand-to-hand that way. Thoughts or experiences to share?
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Russian police officers detain protesters during a banned rally in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, Sept. 12. Russian police broke up unauthorized protest against Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov and his policy detaining several of demonstrators.