Here’s the 1 Car Protesters Will Regret Stopping

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In the era of militant leftist groups such as “antifa” and, protesters have a nasty habit of blocking traffic and swarming vehicles.

Dealing with a large crowd of marauding rioters is a tough situation for average motorists… but the vehicles used by diplomatic services around the world are hardly average.

A series of pictures posted on the website Imgur and shared on Reddit show just how different some of those diplomatic vehicles really are.

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“I took these photos years ago when I worked at a BMW store and recently rediscovered them,” explained the user who posted the fascinating find. “The car belonged to the German embassy.”

The series of photos reportedly shows an up-armored BMW E65 sedan. In addition to being bullet resistant, the diplomatic car has several more tricks up its sleeve.

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“The door glass looks pretty thick,” the poster pointed out. “Yes, it’s actually quite thick.” The next image showed a measuring tape next to the side window pane, and revealed the width to be significantly more than a run-of-the-mill piece of automotive glass.

The material was most likely not actually glass, but rather a poly-carbonate meant to slow down or stop bullets and blunt objects.

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In true James Bond style, the interior of the BMW had some secrets of its own.

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“Cupholders? Nope,” wrote the user. Two photos showed what appear to be cupholders, with a cover that could be opened to show a panel of hidden switches. Labels on the panel indicated that the controls were connected to some sort of alarm or siren system.

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Sean Connery’s 007 had his ejector seat, and this tricked-out BMW isn’t far behind. A photo showed what seems to be a vanity mirror on the ceiling — but looks can be deceiving.

“Nope, it’s full of fun buttons. ‘EXIT’ is my favorite,” explained the user. “It activates explosives around the front and rear windows to blow them outward so the occupants can make a hasty getaway when things go really far south.”

“Alternatively, they can be used to dispatch protesters climbing over the car,” the poster of the images stated.

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That’s one way to get through rush-hour traffic!

Other buttons hinted at even more gadgetry under the hood to deal with threats like a gas attack.

“The ‘F’ activates the fire suppression system,” the user continued. “In the event of a gas attack, the ‘AIR’ pressurizes the cabin using the on-board oxygen supply. All the important electronics are housed behind an armored steel plate.”

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It’s a frustrating reality that diplomats and even civilians face constant security threats in an unstable world.

That fact of life may never be completely eliminated, but at least it can be combated in style.

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