Lathi – Southeast Asian Martial Arts Weapon
The Lathi is a martial arts weapon used by Indian, Bangladesh and other Southeast Asian police forces. It is a 2-5 foot stick usually made out of bamboo.
A Lathi is used mainly for crowd control by the police. It is also known for the infamous “Lathi Charge” where policemen charge as a group while swinging Lathi in order to disperse protesters, etc.
Lathi & Crowd Control