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The witness heard "loads of screams" then saw the victim lying on the floor and a man pinned down as "everyone screamed and ran up and down".
The 56-second video shows the unknown man in Swindon, Wilts, being pinned down by a male and female officer while they attempt to read him his rights.
She was pinned down and two of the males then brutally raped her.
Using computer models and weather reports, Wotawa and his colleagues pinned down the source of the cesium: the fires that typically rage unchecked through the boreal forests of Siberia, Alaska, and northern Canada.
Now that scientists have pinned down the bacteria's genes, they can develop "better weapons to fight acne," says Diane Madfes, a dermatologist.
We are pinned down by the military insurgency--but the short term military victory we seek is being lost by a political game that is being stolen right from under our noses.
Although initially pinned down on her back, Charlize tried to get back on top only to end up nose- diving into the sand.
Smiley, the murderer, keeps the sheriffs and other acronymic forces pinned down with an AKA and eventually the house is burned to the ground.
The additional members are accommodated on the public space outside which is pinned down by the thin tall concrete planes of the campanile.
The action grips you in the first lines of page one, where Blackman is pinned down by Viet Cong snipers, and continues through all the battles like a western.
In the first legislative session, the governor could not be pinned down.
To disregard this proven tactic by allowing yourself to get pinned down, or to be afraid to give your position away is nonsense, dangerous nonsense, and will not only prolong the action (causing increased troop exhaustion) but will also result in more casualties.