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call for protests in new york face of this response from the police of the manhattan standoff leads to over seventy arrests. america's rallies inspire worldwide action scuffles break out in several european cities as people there lachelle overbearing the promise of cuts while the banks keep profiting. off the news ukraine's former prime minister faces new charges soon after being sentenced to seven years prison for abusing her power when signing gas deals with russia. plus signs of change in the face of a civil war syria's president promises a new constitution as the number killed in the drawn out conflict exceeds three thousand.
look back at the past week's top stories and the latest developments this is. tens of thousands of people in hundreds of cities around the world have been venting their fury against the greed of the big banks and the debt management inflicted by governments and scarred by the occupy wall street movement in manhattan protests took hold in europe asia and around the u.s. with sun turning violent in new york there were dozens of arrests as police moved to contain the rally is artie's lucy covered up. i'm here in times square in new york city where this was the scene of a massive stand off by the occupy wall street protesters who are here on a peaceful demonstration trying to take their message nationwide as other cities have joined in the protests now what we saw here over the past few hours was
a massive stand up between the police and the protesters we saw all kinds of police officers out here riot police police on calgary we saw in fact new york city police counterterrorism unit officers which was very confusing for the crowd again this was a peaceful demonstration several thousand protesters had marched here when we came here down to a forty six street we were essentially blocked off by the n.y.p.d. corralled in an area we weren't able to move for several hours i saw several protesters arrested and reportedly by the police department there was approximately seventy arrests this evening three of them i witnessed right here on forty seven forty six and seven two protesters were sitting down peacefully the police said handcuff them slammed them to the ground slammed their faces in the ground they were not moving not really resisting arrest so it's confusing why the actions were so severe so tough. the standoff between protesters and police got extremely times
when the police officers shuffled up the barricades we were prevented from moving a left or right we couldn't go up or down we couldn't meet up with the bigger march which is actually taking place on forty second street now why things have calmed down there were several arrests as i said earlier it's very unclear what will develop from now but the police again extremely tense extremely aggressive but the protesters at one point we saw a group of protesters reciting the first amendment to the police and still still we were told to get out of here even though there was no place to actually go things have calmed down now but we will be on the ground reporting for our team from times square this is lucy kept no. what started in wall street spread worldwide this weekend europe's major cities saw hundreds of thousands echo the protest against the government's austerity measures in rome wrote police used tear gas and water cannons deval and protest as hijacked a peaceful demonstration smashing bank windows and torching cars things
a slate we're seeing but doing at the coliseum in other parts of the city and britain police in london for to protest as efforts to set up camp outside the stock exchange several hundred activists had called offices for preventing more people from joining the rally and scuffles broke out outside the german parliament building when police removed demonstrators tense and food stools. analyses correspondents are watching the developments in europe's hotspots and you can follow them online. the police have been trying to disperse the last few remaining hundred hardcore protesters these people who are on the streets out madrid today they believe that their voices are in fact being a part. of what shall the scene reports from europe's capitals by logging on to our website. dot com. public theory over what's being thought all of as corporate gluttony looks set to grow even further
for some that means more violence is all said likely there is going to be some kind of martyrdom in the near future we're going to see violence or rob we could already do we already have the violence in this country with the police pepper spraying protesters with you know innocent teenage women and b. you know but you know on here oh this is what the alternative media showcasing right now again this is a revolution this is this is a change in psychology this is an evolution in human consciousness the people are waking up and we're demanding change this is no different from what we saw overseas in the middle east and northern africa the revolution has now come to the united states of america. ok christopher greene there. will street activist in the u.s. who told us it's high time to change how major corporations behave because people's patience is fast running else so what we're facing now in the united states is
a critical situation a dangerous situation where corporations are truly running the country they're buying our very blatantly our politicians and that's why we're out on the streets all over america to say no to this corruption and graft within the business community that is over into the political situation it's a creative fine it's a time for people to really look closely at what the pressure points are on these politicians and on the corporation says as a father said you know he said some of the things they're doing is they're not here legally but they're immoral and that's really the the crux of it when you have these him or her greedy pigs that are taking billions for their personal wealth and don't care when we have homeless all over the world that we have kids don't have a good education or that we have groups that are beaten up and yet the grieving pigs at the trough just keep sucking up more and more billions of dollars just for their pockets. correspondents are continuing to keep their eyes on help people are
making their feelings felt around the world and one of the latest tweets from artie's lucy carter of in new york says people are continuing their downtown demo and the police have stopped journalists from filming the rally. turning to the other main news now in this week's edition of the weekly pains not over for former ukrainian prime minister yulia tymoshenko you charges have been raised against her just two days after she was sentenced to seven years in prison for abusing her power and gas deals with russia the conviction drew international anger from russia the e.u. the united states and that she had a strategy has been following the case. judgment day for ukraine's democracy that was how some dubbed events in a key of course this week where former prime minister yulia tymoshenko was awaiting the verdict over her a legit shady dealings in a gas deal with russia supporters took to the streets in her defense before being
dispersed by the police. three months of nonstop protests surrounding the case culminated in the biggest reminder yet of the orange revolution the two thousand and four uprising which made him a shango a household name. now as then there were tens of thousands in the streets and they could anger and even naked activists this group staging another topless demonstration against all sides in the dispute but the main drama was inside the court especially after the judges country version verdict. the good has ruled the commission can it's guilty under article three six five part three of the criminal code of ukraine and sentences to seven years imprisonment and denies have the right to hold positions in government for three years just last year a jewish angle was one of the most influential female politicians in the world but having lost her power and now her liberty to go was furious. now
three tyrion regime or its verdict moved out me the trial showed that the constitution and justice had been trampled under throughout i urge you to begin the struggle it's a very difficult and important moment you have to protect ukraine against the authoritarian regime don't give up. the prosecution claimed she abused power while signing gas deals with russia in two thousand and nine the accusation has raised eyebrows in moscow which insists the contracts were completely legitimate but we cannot accept that a legitimate. contract which remains in force which was never changed. could become the reason. for because the decision. was to get the e.u. also doubted president viktor yanukovych has assurances that the case had not been politicized and lashed out at ukraine's leadership experts say kiev now finds
itself in a very difficult position as potential membership the european union is some years away and i think we shouldn't pretend otherwise but we do once the countries in europe cease to neighborhood to get closer to europe not just in terms of membership in terms of european values like the rule of justice and this is clearly an extraordinary setback and i do think it is quite possible that the invitation for president. to come here on the twenty eighth of october will now be withdrawn another criminal case was launched against him a shank or two days after the verdict was announced accusing her of shifting her own dare to russia's defense ministry on to ukraine's budget fifteen years ago this only added to her image of a martyr a symbol of freedom supported by the masses and few doubt she would hesitate to capitalize on that status even if she has to wait seven years to do so just hours
after the simmering tension in central kiev it is back to quiet and normal again it is unclear whether unity must and cause play has been sealed as experts are now speculating that a presidential pardon is still a possibility but these protesters here are determined to stay here shortlist another week in any case let's see russia's state party reporting from kiev in ukraine. but isn't actually reported tempers ran high outside court as the judge read out to mission can sentence and he's documented what happened right in the thick of it his pictures are all live at facebook dot com slash party news we've footage of the angry response and here on on you tube channel as well. but once told that syria's slow move towards reform has taken a step closer this weekend president assad has begun the process of drafting a new constitution within the next four months has been one of the key demands of the regime protests that have been raging since march have claimed over three
thousand lives you have morals that the country might be heading for a full blown civil war the senate still seemingly enjoys huge backing with tens of thousands running in support of the government in the syrian capital this week obviously as a serious spoke to people from both camps and sent us this report. voices of support. and continued in dissent some and in deadly clashes polar opposites in their demands but in some way united by a newfound zeal to take a stand where the fact that the syrian capital allowances have gathered their support for the government that is going up are part of the images we've been seeing in other cities around the country where there have been reporting what has really become a force of that government protests additional calabro what they get was no matter where it was actually it was the forces outside the town that was very safe but yet as the night it was. the ally her husband and young children were one of many
families and braved the heat and joy the crowds in downtown damascus. it's true that we knew nothing about politics before but now we take a stand even if i'm a sunni muslim i'm pro this president. ever since most people started revealing. in their political stance openly some people would mock me and say since when do you know about politics what do you know there are divisions among family members some are perilous sad some are anti but that's how it is. it appears that apathy is becoming less of an option for citizens of the nation now under intense international scrutiny i never watched news i never cared i never ever had any interest in politics. i think most of us hated books watched news bit odd because you know based on the run of the and
then you had the right back around and other issues about your country you can take . you there are those like you i who sing who are no strangers to picking a side and making it known he's long been voicing his discontent of what he calls a repressive regime and today facebook is one of his main tools in cordoning to dissent catalyst activism has evolved in syria for me i feel that my voice goes further now back then it started with stating an opinion that was going to jail it hit a good bad and no one would even know about it that has changed now that people are more politically aware and sane has been thrown in jail says he was tortured and finds himself constantly looking over his shoulder. i was detained for spreading the word on the violent crackdown in daraa but i feel like a coward if i didn't for a square life while those on the streets are doing so asking for the regime to fall the call is staunchly opposed by those on the other side of the street.
because. i. want political career also be and activism among syrians are growing whatever side of the divide they're on people here see the future of their country is at stake but all are adamant that future is firmly in their own hands. that's our cilia aren't. damascus. in libya's civil war is more of a reality than the threat of resistance against the new leaders fled in tripoli this week for the first time since revolutionary forces seized the capital in august several people were injured in gun battles between gadhafi supporters and former rebels after an attempt to raise the ousted regime's green flag over in search gadhafi loyalists mounted a fierce counterattack forcing back revolutionary fighters who've been trying to take control of the hills keystone for a month now the national transitional council says it will declare full liberation when since. the city of jenin the sight of the south told r.t.
that pursuing that goal means ignoring the fully human cost. i think what's happening in sirte is really quite shocking i mean if you remove yourself from saying i support one side or support the other side what we're seeing is a full scale assault on. a very densely populated area in which civilians are paying a very very heavy price now the reason why this is important is because the whole basis on which nato impose the no fly zone i think of the conflict was precisely to defend civilians against a military attack so now we have if you like the allies of nato doing what their enemies were doing a few months ago and you have to begin to ask yourself well where is nato now why is nato not saying these are civilians under attack by a military force we have to stop we have to stop this attack and i think what we're beginning to see is if you like is that going to reemergence of the double
standards what's happening in libya now is is to going to be a war crime the attack on sirte is a war crime and i think it has to stop immediately has to be negotiation they have to be allowed to surrender but more importantly i think if they don't surrender then you put the city under siege allowed civilians to flee and they're not and they're not doing that. you're with r.t. live here in moscow still ahead a businessman behind bars for tickets the morning trial starts in new york we have opinion suggesting that america's determination elp weighs the evidence a fair hearing is unlikely. plus trade or trusts the e.u. wants gas from russia's gazprom reads its european office's report and whether it's stoking new fuel friction. russia and china's relations got a seven billion dollar boost earlier this week that huge trade deals came during prime minister putin's visit to beijing his first since declaring he will run for
president next year investment specialist francis lund believes that strengthening their ties can pave the way for a new axis of global economic influence the u.s. and europe trying to get is really really think global politics and i think china and russia can join to get to. wait. around the world in europe. not be happy where i don't think they're pretty we'll be a political power most probably be a economic power because india. china so there is no very good corporate with. their hand in. china and russia can put this for a teacher interest in political interest there would not let. thinking pull from. this is very important for both countries. the
connection between china and russia goes deeper than just economic deals and r.t. here's later this hour from a veteran observer who explains the country's long held cultural ties. the trial of russian businessman and suspected arms dealer victim come under way in new york this week he's accused of trafficking weapons to terrorists and was arrested in thailand three years ago before being extradited to the u.s. in two thousand and ten if found guilty booge could face life behind bars this year journalist daniel estulin believes that america's determination means boot has little chance of a fair trial even though the evidence against him is things. the united states government is going to have a very very hard time proving that because it is guilty and very difficult time making the label of origin of that stick in a court of law and unfortunately for the united states government there is very little verifiable evidence they will be able to present most of it is hearsay most
would he should since he said she said about things which no one has ever seen and this is something that again unfortunately the bill clinton we're presenting him right now was not in a position to deal with because they're simply not up to scratch he's not going to get a fair trial he's in the united states. the evidence the you know how can we get a fair trial or the united states government is not everything in their power to bring him to the united states after two years of trial and another put him out on trial in the united states only terrible it will embarrass the united states i don't think it's going to happen. american officials are scrambling to clarify their claims of what they call a full terrorist plot by iran on tuesday america said it had uncovered and the reigning government plan just isolate the saudi ambassador to the u.s. the delegation is now heading to russia china and turkey to provide evidence to back up their suspicions surrounding the accusations but washington says it is committed to holding the country accountable and those within iran say any u.s. action headed their way will not go unanswered. the more pressure that the united
states tries to impose are on iran the iranians will push back as well the united states is being utterly dishonest iran has absolutely no mo to take carry out such an operation if you ron did hypothetically want to carry out this operation they could have done it in the middle east in an area where there are more high profile figures and where it could be carried out much easier why would iran want to create extra sensitivity with the united states so it's absolute nonsense and obviously iran gains nothing from it the only people who do gain is the united states by distracting attention way away from its problems at home such as the economic hardship people are facing its decline in the middle east it helps israel come out of isolation it helps the saudis the saudi regime try to unite its people against some theoretical private medical for an enemy. well we got all our top stories
covered twenty four seventh's on our website online all the time here's what else we have for you r.t. dot com at the moment ukraine's disturbing disposal of dogs it's claimed the country burning some strays alive to clear the streets ahead of hosting the euro twenty twelve football finals. also online for you at the moment president obama sends troops into central africa but there is concern that america's growing global military presence is turning into military pressure. just when europe supplies of russian gas started warming up a chill set in with e.u. regulators rating gas problems european offices moscow says it could be forced to review its energy cooperation with the e.u. which could prove a major setback in europe getting the fuel it needs done your bushel reports. this
even still to be one reason behind the e.u. raids on goes from offices of the beginning of october european energy giants electricity to france and b a s k of a set to join russia sell stream pipeline to europe and they're said to be the this world for the bucco and e.u. bugs rival their successive of. both wrong last miles and the commission for example it's a project that will go that's why would the e.u. want these raids to spook russia a reliable supplier to renegotiate any contracts process must prove irregularities in its deals with gazprom the european subsidiaries and that seems unlikely but nobody really believes that the e.u. has a strong case for proving their point we see this more as a measure to increase pressure on gazprom and russia the e.u. says it wants cheaper gas and more players on the market but his strategy may have
one crucial flaw i'm going they say sell our gas to another company when it gets to europe but that company must make a profit on the deal and that will immediately raise the price. pay analysts say the being influenced by several anti russian hardliners many of whom are upset about missing out on the opportunity to take part in big energy ventures especially baltic nations which the north's three point one point for the sake of russian gas straight to germany instead of complaining gas expose they could have moved on the world with russia. with the way it is and how russian inertia will undermine their society politically and economically at the moment when it is pursuing a one them national policy that given the problems in the euro zone will leave it regretting it did not pursue a more constructive policy with russia will gear up for example signed a new deal of gas problem which will generate income and contributor economic
stability emotions that's also running hoyer my. some pure opinion politicians who want to end their reliance on russian gas despite efforts by moscow to diversify routes. russian gas all. fortunately. there are. books with no immediate alternative to russian gas those stereotypes could only affect the long term solutions between the european image markets and its biggest supplier the new cultural r t brussels a couple of other international headlines now in our world update israel has published a list of palestinians to be released as part of the historic prisoner swap with a mass which will see israeli soldier gilad shalit returning home president shimon peres is to sign pardons for a thousand people all together offer them
a jew for release later on sunday while the rest will be freed in december election it is to be returned home on tuesday to be held by hamas for five years. thailand is gripped by its worst flooding in half a century with almost three hundred people confirmed dead in the disaster that's lasted for two months more rain is later on sunday in many regions including the capital bangkok forty say the city of twelve million civilian picked upon the flooding as specially installed flood areas are holding strong still the city has been put on high alert. but i'll be back with a recap of the headlines when just a few minutes don't go away stay with us live here in moscow and this is our team.
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