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people have received jail sentences for taking part in the deadly sit in protest four years ago they were challenged with causing the deaths of two policeman and of accounts of attempted murder after the city in which was in support of ousted president mohamed morsy in twenty thirteen. cinesias main opposition parties calling for protests against what it's calling the unjust twenty eight hundred budget protests erupted in more than ten towns on monday against the price and tax hikes imposed by the government's measures to design to reduce its ballooning deficit satisfy international lenders determinist denying that's a protester who died in the town of to regrow was killed by the police iran says it was foaled attempts by its foreign enemies to turn legitimate protests into a plot to overthrow the islamic republic supreme leader ali how many wrote on his twitter feed as evidence of a plan made by the u.s. and israel funded by rich countries in the gulf have been protests in more than
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eighty cities since late december with at least twenty two people killed. those are the headlines that stay with us here on al-jazeera the next program walls of shame . twenty sixteen was the deadliest year on record for migrants and refugees attempting to get into europe. over five thousand people died between libya and italy or tacky and greets. the following film was fast
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broadcast in two thousand and seven well before today's conflicts in the middle east. then many european migrants were using another less publicized route to a better life. this is the southernmost outpost of for chris europe. yet it's on mainland africa opposite the straits of gibraltar. the mediterranean enclave assailant's is one of the last vestiges of spanish rule in northern morocco. it's been european for more than five hundred years and madrid insists it will never relinquish control of.
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the. recent visit by the spanish monarch highlighted the ongoing tension over the status and future of soda. spain has also cordoned it off from playing comparison with another war in another place so here we are in. but i see that. the list of. what about. the crossing between morocco and spain has become a magnet for tens of thousands of workers and migrants legal and illegal. but this is the back door into the prosperous european union and the hope of
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a better economic future. and within the town of so it is another divide a social division that is religious and economic that when the wealthy christian spaniards and their poor a muslim compadre it's off moroccan to send. a town of so to is a geographical anomaly parts of mainland africa but belonging to europe and. even its geographical position it's no wonder that one of the foremost map makers of the ancient world was born here in ten ninety nine. helped make possible the great voyages of discovery which led to colonize ation and
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as in the case of soto the presence of europe in africa. once again economic opportunism is the prime mover but now the migration is in the opposite direction. as those who were formerly colonized head north riven by war wound and oppression. ending up here at the gates of europe. care finked on a dollar longer to moment to. infiltrate a group who are. sick and think that the little problematic. what the migrants find is a double fence. most of it paid for by the european union. four meters high six kilometers long. cable dental balance on the said. in this article the only. effective up there will be not of their own model i mean if you really go. to church what the migrants also find is
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a holding center or their status as refugees is decided and that typically takes months it's not a frozen but there are straight. lines monica you've got to tunisia to do nice who. wants to longest well you know up. to commute on city of. him or lose more years because you see it in medicis him off the path to. suit our city to city as we see is a very deep sea for school. b.c. part of why you google. really. removed the model.
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of those who arrive often come from far further afield from other continents even. i came here from india kashmir because of economical problems and in india you know . there are people who are allowed into from africa and it takes them only a few minutes every day thousands of moroccans trudged past the deserted guard posts that separate the spanish enclave from morocco. the bundles of soap clothes and oil they carry home for resale in morocco and not entirely legal traffic. but the spanish authorities turn a blind eye knowing how profitable this trade is to the city. this cross border trade is alone with an old relationship built on mistrust and
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suspicion between spain and morocco over say. it goes back to the collapse of muslim rule in spain at the end of the fifteenth century which for some gives the issue a religious dimension. and . saying. here's a. little
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. north. in the going to. be removed you know mounted on windows. you know. they want to come in. on the surface say what europe is to be a harmonious cosmopolis of the city. but through the middle of it runs a mob of the. invisible. but divides its seventy thousand inhabitants along religious lines. and then let's see. a shot of duffy them again it's
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a. beautiful souls. and. this is the impoverished hillside neighborhood of principally alfonso. disaffected inhabitants cite examples of official neglect contributing to their poverty and despair. this is where the heart of say which is was did live. and those muslims who feel marginalized make no secret of where their allegiances law i. want. every friday they
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pray for the health and prosperity of the king the king of morocco. oh. television was leaving the scene and that's. a look at the world who work. full time in new amman who are still. bedini up or know whom. i met. with the think i'll see that as us where all six of us or may not be buffeted here in europe or not a home. part of our home. the field heading in medina that only connected to who we should be and the thought pattern in a city here here let's talk for. the words you have
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a few minutes that i will see mean i let you know you at do know. there was even home a little bit of the. it's a scene a first communion or often played out in mainland spain the priest officiating doesn't see any divisions between same as christians and muslims. no no you have to call it out here you're going to get a lot of feeling so many people sitting in the door sort of global you know manage it all all that here and there have been a lot of it i think into only that it some we got of the i live. in door and i could you get all the more that i'm all that you know this i will add nothing that i have not been to the moment about my say that you know what i feel what happened without the last you know all that is what i think that i you know my mind could about you know the fat intake of a low income which i know the money that you know i you and i you know know it but i still favor vessel faith but of course some of the money that you have put out
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here that would be better than. just say the city of souter is spain's footprint on the very northern tip of africa and five african migrants is. shortest way into europe. to stop them europe was build a double barbed wire fence it's a modern version of the great wall of china and more recently the berwyn wall while those walls relied on height and guards to keep outsiders at but a spanish fans bristles with electronic surveillance gear but the purpose is the same. offense it replaced much lower was too easily breached with the result bad for the truly desperate souter became a stepping stone into continental europe. underworld
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spirit. of. smart i wonder. if being you know. the. difficult it is. those who still charms their luck wait in the surrounding forests but if court they are transported back to their countries of origin by the moroccan north qualities. now though there are a growing demand for a more constructive approach to bring about a lasting solution to the problem of illegal immigration. sort of for a time and even to drop by say for. a few because i don't think i think i said that he said i go there so i see
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a gun to the head what i mean. is this of all your the support of your bicycle nothing i gave you that book on. getting on so well you know i was surprised. but i will dial. i do a little bit with a well let's eat then that's beer. and just. this time in there because i want to look the other time in done if. the home but i'm using. a them. to see those programs in action one has to cross the mainland spade on the other side of the mediterranean. this is the bay of cod these. are on the twenty fifth of october two thousand and
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three local man was shocked by the sight of thirty five male corpses washed ashore close to his home twelve of them were from the same rock but the need. to see. the corpses of young people. here in the seaside. for four hours it was a very. heavy experience. when we found people we take our cars with our own money and we went to morrow we were to find their people from him but he made out because benny morale is up plays with our high trade or any ration and we decided to
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go there i'm displaying there reeks of illegal immigration adverted tame data he calls these bericht. again i mean for them rafael kiddo's who is a schoolteacher decided to take action he founded a charity called solly that is that director to ensure that the little moroccan village of. does not lose any more of its husbands and some he's constantly encouraging others to join him. easily that you have your town we all are volunteers we're spending our own money we put our cars our own work we don't have theft of. money public money because we've seen that people have to shamed inside when people are chained inside it is
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able to change their world. and the change that rafael and his charity is aiming to bring about is in the minds of hansal of residents who still view migration as their only salvation paying little attention to the well known perils . even know when. to cross a. router it was very dangerous and that many of their friends and parents were dead because of that sound of their young people from hans salah who wanted to cross browser here and. what makes the approach of this charity so innovative is not its idealism but its pragmatism in linking the economic interests of spanish citizens with the well being of those in a remote iraq and village. it costs taxpayers in spain two thousand euros
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every time that a drowned man is sent back in a coffin so far better to spend that in developing the migrants place of all right . an adoption of sorts that others can emulate we wanted to make for on their home soil or a good place to live because it these are good places to live. we have started building a small clinic or classroom for the children. we have started to give in to. grassroots in order to avoid that a little children work in the in the country because we are there to pick up this birth turned up a little she and remain in the school where again because if they are working in the country there is a possibility that if they try to any rate because they don't get enough money
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to leave but if they are sturdy they have a possibility of developing. this imaginative grassroots initiative is it all adds with the fencing and policing approach favored by the european governments of europe. souter's barbed wire barrier may for a time at least stop the flow. but it does nothing to remove the injury underlying causes. a different gear as. far as something artificial. and at the end it is not going to a stop there people it is not going to stop or even ration it is can control illegal immigration but it is not going to a stop or even. in order to stop illegal immigration we have to shane our
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mentality. the mentality have to shane too in africa because they are in africa. they have to understand they have to work protecting their own interest in developing their own economies. is a radical shift in our thinking realize ation the quarrels. sooner or later differences in sofia is going down sooner or later because france fancies a top layer of people. from many years i go up to now people pay me great. and easy going to hop in their time in the future
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so france is. not the. east to all perm i want hard because mainframes it's places inside our heart. the film you've just seen was first broadcast almost ten years ago when the number of migrant deaths from spanish territory had reached its peak. the world's media only started to take notice when the drowned audience of african migrants began washing ashore on the tourist beaches of the spanish canary islands. spain's response was to stiffen its border security but despite all the effort and expense spent on beefing up its buddhist migration is on the rise. migrants hoping
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to be among the lucky few to reach the other side have often rushed the border fence shown in the c.c.t.v. footage released by the spanish government sometimes the. consequence is a tragic. on one occasion and say you to and twenty fourteen at least fourteen african migrants drowned when trying to swim their way from morocco to spain. these pictures show spanish buddha gods firing rubber bullets and smoke canisters to would survive this as they swim across the border. those who made it alive were deported back to morocco on the other side of the. a spokesperson from the spanish ministry of interior said that shots fired one aimed at the swimmers and claimed their response was proportional. today this is no longer an issue isolated in a far away spanish and claim. the number of people hoping to reach europe has
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swelled by huge wave of refugees from was in syria iraq and afghanistan. thousands of people attesting europe's buddhas by the sea from libya to italy and from taki to greece and then continuing overland to europe's more affluent countries. these scenes of from hungary as refugees attempt to travel west we are humans where the humanity where the world to see us look everyone here they are fatherless we don't need anything just a troll it's. just like on top of the world this is not a good joke. in response europe is building moves today there are five existing fences across the
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continent with at least one of the six either in construction scheduled. most of these rules separate e.u. nations from countries outside the union but some fences. planned between member states a move that's against the spirit of the e.u. according to the e.u.'s foreign policy chief europe was built on the idea that walls have to fall down europe was built on the idea of coming together. there are more refugees and migrants traveling around the wards within africa within asia than those that are coming to europe this to say we have as europeans to put things in perspective and to realize that it is not only a european phenomenon it is a global move. starting from wars conflicts poverty natural disasters climate change it is the world that is going in that direction people move out of
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desperation out of hope and we have to learn how to manage this. without a political solution in sight migrants and refugees remain undeterred taking on increasingly dangerous routes into europe. when we where in that border in the sea i was standing on one leg and raising my son on the other one in order to get him up from the water because the water was still here. there were over forty charges as i recall but primarily it was material support for terrorism the holy land foundation was the biggest muslim charity in the us i'd
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definitely say that this was a political trial and that these were political prisoners because we were able to through the secret over we were unable to tell it in a two part series al-jazeera world examines one of the most controversial court cases of the so-called war on terror the holy land falling at this time on al jazeera world the latest news as it breaks the government of mali so market has pushed to have a series of laws that it says will make argentina's economy more competitive with detailed coverage in two thousand and sixteen when the government stopped subsidize it hurts all the cost of college or jumped by sixty percent the clues disappear at least for a year from around the world the military and the establishment in the capital bangkok know that it's very difficult for them to win support in parts of thailand like this. only for doing something very strong to communicate get someone an ambitious young artist from the mean streets of mozambique has set out
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to reveal the unseen truth about his country's. future to the muslim people the enclosure scene is very difficult did no good little college changes to. the new african photography mario must allow at this time on al-jazeera. a diplomatic breakthrough between north and south korea but peeling an signals it's not willing to discuss the burning issue its nuclear program.
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