Term used to describe a mode of attack favoured by Indian cops when attacking protesters. Basically the same as a baton-charge, but using long sticks known as lathis. In a lathi-charge, pigs run at a crowd and start randomly beating the nearest people with five-foot-long bamboo rods.
The roadblock lasted for three hours before police used tear gas and lathi-charge to break it up. Protesters later regrouped outside the police headquarters to continue their agitation.
by Andy February 07, 2005