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i over seven hundred sixty voters have been injured as well as some police officers as violent scenes erupted during catalonia as controversial independence referendum. probes to france after a moment of portably shout seeing god is great in arabic. people to death and masses main train station. police in canada said the stabbing and ramming incident involving an officer for pedestrians is terror related after an eyesore flag was found in the car.
good evening thanks for joining us this hour here on r.t. . the catalan independence referendum to take in place and at this very moment the vote counting is underway spain's premier sent his congratulations not to the voters though but in fact to the national police for their work. yes but you know very special things to the state security forces to the national police and the civil gods they have carried out there judy and the mandate they received from the oil storage fees. was mariano rajoy they're praising the efforts of the national police but let's take a look at just how officers stood out over the course of the day brutal scenes of violence marred catalonians vote on seven hundred sixty people injured in clashes
with national forces that's all according to barcelona's mayor. was was . was the police were firing rubber bullets to disperse protesting voters and the type of ammunition deployed worldwide in 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 can be permanent disability even death and. despite injuring hundreds of voters madrid insists that police acted in
a professional and proportionate manner but others think that the videos emerging suggest otherwise let's take a look people queuing up to vote hear him and ferocious attack by the national guard an elderly man with his dog singled out with police roughly dragging the gentleman along the floor and angrily shoving the animal and as you can see in the video the people are also being savaged he pushed and dragged away. and then this footage shows a catalan policeman trying to protect protestors in karma his overzealous national colleagues for his troubles he was pushed and shoved by spanish. civil guard officers the crowd watching that scene was visibly enraged. i and then here we've got protesters in jerone that's in northeastern catalonia as they faced off against offices demonstrators here you can see them they've got their hands up in the air is a sign of nonviolence but the police seem to be hitting them with their batons we spoke to one man who was injured in these clashes. so there will be trying to take
from all your stations we never thought of such a bio from. all people he says it is simply unacceptable we were sinking and we saying no by your hands was thing we just want to go to seeing we're all friends on the he does with the profits it's been said about many. of the poor i don't know what they think it's proportion but we know one year was nothing i was them. and asking for our freedom. they were not making any distinction at all they were getting every one they were not looking at and it's to. get as close to barcelona speak live to a corresponding medina culture the way he's been around several of the polling stations do you know what's the latest. buzz
spanish prime minister. has just said dress the nation and here and the heart of the catalan capital barcelona right on plastic has a loony at hundreds of people were watching his address live and they heard really some interesting things that were sad well first of all the prime minister said that there has been no referendum and catch a line yeah well that might come as a surprise to so many people that we've seen today is standing in lines for hours and protecting their polling stations just to have the right to vote now it was also to sacha by the prime minister that he also thinks of the police for their work today and he said that spain has set an example for the world now sam here on this square and around the city and around the region would probably disagree with the prime minister because today we have seen some really of violent clashes taking place around the area between police forces and. ordinary citizens that left
their houses to go and vote of the sunday and we do know that the number of injured people at the sunday has surpassed seven hundred sixty people now we've seen police forces being real weiland towards different sorts of people from students to people there were pushing people out of the polling stations they were breaking windows they were breaking the doors down and they were real violent. because to resist with violence they could have taken off. but they still did shoot ing with rubber bullets and with bottoms grown children and women drawing room one just for one thing to vote for once a democracy they were really very we 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
there were telling us many times that for them it is very important to remain a peaceful gathering just to protect their fundamental human rights but ready throughout the day the mood in the crowd seems to have changed now we've heard reports police man as a result of scuffles between the crowds and security services people were building barricades around different polling stations not only here in barcelona but in other parts catalog and now we were receiving different videos including the ones where you can see several police officers running away from the crowd us people were actually throwing stones at them so police officers had to get into their cars and drive away at the same time there was also quite an emotional video that was circulating online where it was possible to see cattle and police officers trying
to protect the city. from national guard now there was another video where you can see how difficult it is for some castle and police officers to really still fulfill their professional duties there was a video of a police officer crying and trying to hide his face while a man from the crowd approached him to support him and gave him a hug now that was a very emotional video and d.v.d. it was a very tough and a very difficult day for consul lonny and now the polling stations are closed the. vote has begun and people here on the square are waiting for some outcome for the results and it's really bizarre seeing surrounding this example of european democracy with the latest. now. from the council and solidarity for independence coalition told us that all the violence coming from the police today was very unexpected. the reaction of the people that
everybody here is much shocked at. police reaction to the national police who acts. against the people it is not the catalan police with the gun show made there nor there or. they don't show on may their nor their or or for juste is the only react with bio in and taking out. by loads on the polling stations. if it's never seen before we will never believe that what we are suffering for democracy. will. now his video which has appeared online of officers confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers from a catalan polling station is the voters there trying to stop them i was . was
i and then there's this video of police taking ballot boxes away can actually be heard in the background people heckling the offices police also reportedly seized boxes and voting papers in the days that led to this referendum. by god was. in all this was the scene in madrid unionists the aging a rally in one of the central squares there the activists waving spanish flags and chanting slogans in support of spanish unity and the national police had to lower its crucial economic region for the country could be one of the main reasons behind the opposition of madrid to today's vote. more information for you about catalonia recover six percent of spain's territory but it counts for twenty percent of the country's g.d.p. the regions responsible for more than half of all start of investments and almost
i think i get on with. the speculate that i you know. well if you know there's. going to be a sense of where they came to me and see about it that i think i. think i. will bring you more on this story from catalonia over the course of the evening as we've course await the results. prosecutors in france of those the terrorism probe after a knife attack left two women dead in ma says' main train station with more here's
our correspondent shall the do can ski. well we know that those two women were killed following that knife attack in the station at last 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. 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 are 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 cool warden eighteen c. recent attacks now since then france is seen a number of attacks including a nice which is also in the south of france and in two thousand and seventeen a number of smaller attacks no 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. emanuel mccrum tweeted his outrage at what he called the barbaric act the president also praised the work of operation sentinel soldiers from this initiative are credited with killing the attacker until his france's first wide scale military operation in peacetime ten thousand combat troops across the country were involved and have become a common sight at transport hubs and tourist hotspots oppression was launched following the terrorist attack on the charlie hebdo magazine offices in early two thousand and fifteen and it was reinforced later that year but soldiers themselves have often become a target for attack is british former intelligence officer and he believes that the operation allows a quicker response but more must be done to prevent assaults in the first place.
well i think we're seeing a much faster reaction time from the police and security forces in all countries across europe i mean particularly in london as well with the attacks that happened in a few months ago that the reaction times much faster to stop further deaths but of course you can't stop the initial attacks themselves because these tend to be lone wolfs they tend to already be on the radar of the police or the security services but it seems that they're drowning in information because of the dragnet surveillance infrastructure they now have in place so the not targeting investigating and stopping potential terroristic type attacks and that is an ongoing problem i said this many times but they don't seem to learn from that and perhaps it's very difficult to try and tackle it as well. police in canada are treating the robbing and stabbing of a fellow officer as terrorism related after finding an eyesore phlegmy attack his car the thirty year old driver has been apprehended in a manhunt followed the ramming of the officer who was stabbed several times but
somehow survived the driver was stopped but most to flee in a truck hitting predestines in a high speed police chase no deaths have been reported the tricks but thinks that such attacks are the main way left for terrorists to make headlines after losing ground in the middle east. shrinks more of the fighters will escape many of them are western citizens who have been going to fight in iraq in syria for the last six years or they have friends or 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 they're losing to syria and iraq so they will carry out more of these attacks to make themselves still in the headlights 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 insurgent groups in other
people's countries. ok after the break we'll bring you more of the biggest news stories from throughout the week. here's what people have been saying about reject. the only show i go out of my way to. really pack them. all over of our marriage. we are apparently better than. ever heard of. the world bank so. send us an e-mail.
welcome back in syria government forces are clearing remaining terrorist pockets of dairies or islamic states three year siege of the eastern city was recently broken by the army and our forces these are exclusive pictures we have from the western side of the euphrates river that's where government forces have made key gains in driving out i saw the russian military has now also established a bridge that allows armored cars to cross the river the remaining terrorists into
a resort now surrounded by both the syrian army and u.s. bank kurdish forces this week the russian minister of defense said that these remaining terror pockets will soon also be driven out are to travel to the city to witness the fighting our correspondent rang again as the if as this report from the frontline. 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 we don't have saudi can on him 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 and 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 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 is 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 caliph it has lost thousands of square kilometers losing precious oilfields and strategic towns to the advancing syrian army and the u.s. backed rebels that is. not to say it's over 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 dean they have nowhere else to go in the shrinking. this is the final act the dream of an islamic state has been shattered but even in its death throes will inevitably claim more lives. from there is order syria. major tech firms are cooperating with u.s.
authorities by handing over information apparently related to russian meddling in the twenty sixth presidential election in a statement twitter also took a swipe at the r.t. . looks at the latest efforts to. russian. 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 the 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 as 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 i think that they don't care about what hillary was doing and they want to their 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 we're 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. but staying with this is saving you all watching r t international i will be back at the top of the hour to bring you the very latest referendum for independence in catalonia the referendum that never happened according to the prime minister of spain mariano rajoy. all.
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