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it's miss we never really know for sure but this is active area. that you so i. know well when i started no i. think. over four hundred sixty votes is have been injured as well as some police officers as violent scenes erupted in catalonia as independence referendum. political meeting and. this is not the first people that saw the earth and take it from
here by. the terror probe is launched in front of me shouting gordie's great in arabic stabs two people to death in marseilles main train station. police in canada say that the stabbing and ramming incident involving an officer in for pedestrians is terrorist after an eyesore flag was found in the attack it's. harvey and you're watching the weekly here on r.t. international. brutal scenes of violence alone is controversial independence referendum more than six for more than four hundred sixty people have been injured in clashes with military police that's according to barcelona. i.
think it was i i was a were i work with. and this is not the first people at the store to see the earth in the attic from here by ambulance so from the early hours of the morning it seems to be escalating i. spanish civil guards have been forcing their way into polling stations for it across the region they've broken down dolls as activists inside try to prevent them from entering the number of people actually being dragged away. and police have been using rubber bullets to
disperse the protesters this type of ammunition is used worldwide is considered to be non-lethal but the use of rubber bullets is associated with cases of blunt trauma to the brain and also damaged organs these can lead to permanent disability even death. the more spain's deputy prime minister says that police have acted in a professional and proportionate way and that officers weren't going after voters themselves but rather referendum material and the country's interior ministry appealed for cooperation and respect so that a direct court order can be enacted peacefully. thank you andy you can see protesters in jerome of us in northeastern council lonia facing off against officers demonstrators have their hands of us in a sign of nonviolence the police appeared to be still hitting them with batons we spoke to a woman who was injured in those clashes. we saw there will be trying to
take us from the polling station and we never thought that they would be such a violent from the police they keep us back to the all people he isn't simply unacceptable we were seeing him and we saying not by humans was thing we just want to go we are seeing we are also hands on the he does with the crops it's been said about many people crying over the poor i don't know what they think it's proportion but we know one year worse than nothing owes them something in them and asking for our freedom or they were not making any distinction at all they were hitting every one they were not looking at and it's. and let's bring this footage now it's emerged showing a catalan policeman who is seen on the right hand being pushed and shoved into two members of the civil guard the council an officer trying to calm down a civil guard colleagues trying to protect the protesters but as you can see hands
were laid on was pushing the shoving in the crowd who were watching on to that scene were visibly and raged jersey and rick fall shoes from the cattle and solidarity for independence coalition told us that all the violence coming from police today in very unexpected the reaction of the people that everybody here much shocked at. police reaction to the national police who acts. against the people it is not the catalan police with the. name made there nor there or. they don't show or made their an order or. just is the only react entering with bio in and taking out and buy loads on the polling stations. never seen before we will never believe that what we are suffering for democracy it's incredible. now videos also appeared online of offices confiscating ballot
boxes and voting papers from a catalan polling station with voters trying to stop them i was it was i. and these are pictures of the police taking the ballot boxes away you hear people in the background echoing the offices police also reportedly seized boxes of voting papers in the days leading up to the referendum. i was very young of how it was. in madrid unionists have been staging a rally in one of the central squares there the activists were waving spanish flags chanting slogans in support of spanish unity and the national police let alone it
is a crucial economic region this could be one of the main reasons behind the unrelenting opposition of madrid to the independence vote. catalonia of a six percent of the country's territory but it accounts for twenty percent of spain's g.d.p. the region's also responsible for more than half of all start up investments and almost a quarter of spain's foreign tourists they go to catalonia another killer reason why madrid is so enthusiastic to stop the region breaking away. extreme three members of the former government have been judged and convict. and barred from public positions. because.
there. you've got a great opportunity to see exactly what's going on see and hear reports of all kinds of injuries coming in unexpected violence what can you tell us. about the i can tell you that said this morning was out a lot of fire lines and violence indeed and we saw clashes erupted between police forces and ordinary citizens so barcelona who simply came to vote at different polling stations at this day after the referendum of the independence of this region now kathleen authorities are right now saying that they will feel to internet. tional court over of the violence and the clashes that we saw of this morning and indeed was shot at a lot of worrying events ready taking place a different school buildings that were used as a polling stations we saw police that pushing people out we saw them throwing people onto the ground breaking down doors shrinking down windows of different
schools just to get inside and to do everything they can to prevent people from voting to shut down polling stations and it was indeed a lot of violence. still. closed to resist without violence they could have taken off by the. op but they started shooting with rubber bullets and with bats homes grandparents children women crying all suffering why just for wanting to vote for once the democracy kind of there were you know you have united and formed a barricade they detained and mistreated people only for daring to lift a paper in the hands. well this morning people were ready to gather peacefully and they were telling us how important for them it is to remain a peaceful gathering but really throughout the day of the mood of the crowd seems
to have changed and now there are reports out for injuries police man as a result of scuffles between the crowd and security services now people are building barricades in some areas the reason as well as here in the capital city of barcelona and they're doing so just to protect those remaining polic polling stations there are still a liberation all to allow this referendum go forward and to allow its edge to finish by the end of the sunday now we keep receiving different kind of videos from social platforms mostly. and one video it is that one video can see several police officers even running away from the crowd as speedball are throwing stones at them now we see those police officers running for worst their cars getting inside and shying to drive. as i said there are different kind of incidents
taking place around the area around this region and there is also one instance where you can see on the video with the regional capital and police protecting ordinary citizens of console launch from national guard now it is a very emotional video it is possible to see how for some cattle and police officer difficult it is for them to still fulfill their professional duty it is a very difficult moment for them and one officer was even crying trying to hide his face and emotions till a man from the crowd approached him to give him a hug and just support him now it was said it's been a very emotional day here and consul from many people it was a shocking experience for many to see that sort of violence on the streets of boston and in concert but despite all that fierce opposition the referendum still continues and the voting is under way. for as many
thanks. so remarkable scenes in council only remember this is people getting into violent scenes with the police over wanting to rest assured that all team of boss load are all going to keep us right up to date with the situation that throughout the. for. another news french prosecutors have launched a terror of probe after a knife attack left two women dead in massa's main train station auntie's france correspondent charlotte dubin ski has more. well we know that those two women were killed following that knife attack in the station at mar say the main station so we
understand that the man who is wielding that knife actually slit the throat of one of the women that's how she died and apparently according to passers by he screamed out bar or god is the greatest while he was carrying out that attack now the security services at the station waybill to respond fairly quickly and shot the man dead at the scene and what the prosecutor's office has said in paris is that while the motives are not yet clear what they're doing is that they treating this as a killing linked to a terrorist organization now the security services have been praised for reacting responding so quickly to this attack with officials on the ground saying they fear that this could have been far worse happy not and those security services are part of some seven thousand troops who are deployed across france and have been for the last three years as the country has been under a state of high emergency since january two thousand and fifteen that's when the
offices of the city newspaper. were attacked with twelve people being killed and then the country was put into a state of emergency in november two thousand and fifteen after that deadly night of attacks in paris were around a hundred and thirty people were killed in coordinating the recent attacks now since then frances seen a number of attacks including in nice which is also in the south of france and in two thousand and seventeen a number of smaller attacks now. current president emanuel wants to end that state of emergency in france and wants to do so by november of this suggests next month and in fact this week the first draft of his new controversial legislation which will consolidate some of the powers that some of the security forces have had and that state of emergency will be consolidated into their jobs as normal will actually be voted on this week. president macro tweeted his outrage at
what he called the barbaric act he also praised the work of operation center now orders from this initiative are credited with killing the attacker centered on his france's first wide scale military operation in peacetime ten thousand combat troops across the country are involved and they've become a common sight at transport hubs and tourist hotspots the operation was first launched following the terror attack on the charlie hebdo magazine offices that was in early two thousand and fifteen and later reinforced later on in the year however the soldiers themselves have often become a target for attackers. elsewhere police in canada are treating the ramming and stabbing of a fellow officer as terror related that's after they found out i saw flag in the attackers car the thirty year old driver has been apprehended a manhunt for the ramming of the officer who was stabbed several times as well but survived the driver was then stops but managed to flee in
a truck hitting pedestrians in a high speed police chase amazingly no deaths have been reported military expert thinks that such attacks are the main way left for terrorists to make headlines after they've lost ground in the middle east. as territory shrinks more of the fighters will escape many of them are western citizens who've been going to fight in iraq and syria for the last six years all they have friends with other people in continental europe or north america which might carry out these attacks and this is to make themselves still relevant and indeed news because obviously on the ground in losing to syria and iraq so they would carry out more of these attacks to make themselves still in the headlines the international community needs to work with the syrian government the russians and the iraqi government to tackle terrorism is the best way because these kind of small attacks will keep increasing unless there's more cooperation in the global strategy on how to fight and stop supporting
for the tell you the gossip the public but i. tell you on. the right we. walk. welcome back let's go now to some of the stories in the shade the last week and a major tech firms are cooperating with us or thora by handing over information that was apparently related to russian meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential election in a statement twitter also took a swipe at this very channel r.t. jacqueline bouvier looks at the latest efforts to root out alleged russian trolls. the internet is now trying its hand at hunting down even the slightest sign of
moscow lurking in the shadows facebook twitter and now google are all gearing up to testify in congress on pesky russian meddling next month. twitter has released a report with that name just made to fill headlines russian interference in two thousand and sixteen u.s. election bots and misinformation now it sounds spooky but the findings are more than a little vague twitter apparently found and shut down a grand total of two hundred one suspicious accounts that broke their spam rules and while russia is mentioned in the report those accounts aren't actually proven to have concrete links to moscow what was clearly laid out however was this channel spending on ads shockingly proving that r.t. uses social media and buys advertisements. facebook released similar findings earlier revealing four hundred seventy in authentic accounts then admitted most ads run by those accounts didn't even reference the u.s. presidential election at all so the kremlin is so sneaky that it was able to rig an election without mentioning the actual election pretty impressive facebook also
said russia spent one hundred thousand dollars on those ads and other words less than one percent of how much candidates spent campaigning on facebook. while stories of how moscow sway u.s. voters with a bunch of social media ads continue to dominate the mainstream media the most shocking social network revelation is all but ignored wiki leaks has posted an email conversation in which facebook's chief operating officer seemingly proposes helping hillary clinton's campaign head. i still want hillary rodham clinton to win badly i'm still here to help as i can i'm thrilled at the progress here louise making. looking forward to working with the first woman president of the united states. google is also accused of having close ties to the clinton camp a leaked memo written by clinton's digital strategist surfaced online. i'm in it he talks about eric schmidt boss of google's parent company and the work that he's
done for clinton i have been kept apprised of the work being done by eric schmidt's group and others working directly and indirectly with your team on the whole i am comfortable with where we stand and confident in our roadmap to launch day and beyond but if you're waiting for these special committees and investigations to be set up into whether facebook or google actually help the clinton camp don't hold your breath just in case but i think it's a witch hunt that i think that they don't care about what hillary was doing and they want to they're very biased against that from pain so far they haven't showed me an ad that was a that was a pro trump ad that was paid for by the russian government i just see what's happening in this post-election period as a result of a bunch of sore losers that were shocked that they didn't win the election but i think that the responsibility for us ought to be is what has our government done has our government been involved after they're in power and unfortunately we're
involved too much around the world. in syria government forces are clearing remaining terrorists pockets and there is the islamic state three year siege of the eastern city was recently broken by the army and allied forces and these are exclusive pictures that we've been getting from the western side of the euphrates river where government forces of making gains driving out eisel russian military is now established a bridge that allows almost caused to cross the river. the remaining terrorists and resort now surrounded by both the syrian army and u.s. backed could these forces this week the russian ministry of defense said that those remaining terror pockets will soon also be driven out onto travel to the city to witness the fighting our correspondent ryan guys the as this report from the front lawn. four out palace once that is sort of most exclusive resort
now al a modern day fortress out of necessity. for three years the garrison here has thwarted isis attempts to cross the river at times it was a close run thing and you don't have saudi going on an hour from the onset coming up to the roof was very dangerous because of the snipers it was really bad but when the army broke the siege they fell back a month ago it would have been suicide to film up here not anymore. these five star hotel seem better days but thanks to its grandiose design and height it's acted as something of a fortress here indeed as sort and just to show you how close we are if you have a look through this hole at that hospital well everything behind that is isis's part of the city of that is or across the river they also hold sway this is all
their territory that's the euphrates river and across it is isis it's from there that they shelled the city at will and from there that they launched the occasional raid across the river taking the other bank is key to liberating the city entirely isis still sends fighters and alms back and forth across the river at night it may take weeks but it is inevitable isis in syria is on its last legs its collapse has been as spectacular as its rise since the beginning of the year the so-called calif it has lost thousands of square kilometers losing precious oilfields and strategic towns to the advancing syrian army and the us backed rebels that is. not to say it's all that it will be easy isis has nothing left to lose
according to the syrian military and the families of isis fighters and diehard supporters have allegedly retreated to the town of my. they have nowhere else to go in the shrinking. this is the final act the dream of an islam mix state has been shattered but even in its death throes will inevitably claim more lives. from the syria. that say you are right up today stay with our tail with the latest news headlines see you at the top of the hour.
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