tv News Weekly RT October 8, 2017 5:00am-5:30am EDT
curbing illegal immigration as well as her economic policies and the judicial system otherwise the europe we have today. would transformed into a strange loose community of twenty seven countries with nothing in common. this is. some of the week's biggest stories independence referendum see spanish police use force against voters in a violent crackdown as madrid calls the push for secession. coming up empty handed the u.s. senate intelligence committee admits finding no evidence that so-called russian meddling affected the presidential election. fortunately the committee is here to issue of clues in the still open no vote who are affected plus russia's prosecutor general is reportedly considering registering american media quote unwelcome in russia in response to unprecedented pressure against. the syrian army
continues to push back islamic state. residents in liberated towns talked to us about life on the terrorist. three sons many families. when the. blood flowing down that. started screaming and heating up. here in moscow this sunday welcome to the way. we look at some of the biggest stories of the past seven days as reported right first off the spanish prime minister has said he will not allow catalonia to go independent in an interview with a national newspaper last sunday's referendum so the majority of catalans who voted say yes to leaving spain right police across. tactics on the day of the vote and what's been described as
you think. of one video in particular shows the tactics used by riot police as people queue to vote one officer can be seen drop kicking a person down a staircase others were thrown down the video was shot at one of barcelona's polling stations. were just helping the people because they were throwing them from up. the stairs and throwing them down upon them from the hair and someone is on the floor and there is a guy that jumps on the person that's down and they went up there it's where they got this girl that was one of the organizers and they grabbed her and they broke their her hand if you imagine if that's supported by the democracy you were there is saying that's the law that's what you consider the law since the vote catalonia and other regions in spain have seen a number of mass protests both for and against catalan independence all
correspondents have been following how it all unfolded. we do know is that just two blocks away from here there was another polling station at a building of a school and just an hour ago police raided that building and forcibly removed people out of there ok ok this is not like at holy aware as you can see the protests continue here on the iconic sware of the barcelona says he i think i was thankful and pressed the down the kids i was seeing out on the street because the law that so many people young people who came here holding plaques up in the ground and consul on you know we see here families with small children we see elderly people here and you are asking if they're shouting at national police forces to leave the region the consul lining up. was thank
you so we can see it up hundred was gathered there was there. were you see anything i'm sorry in some kind of robbing banks they are quite loud and really are symbolic of passing three weeks ago right here in her. because as you can see the atmosphere is quite stands out as the protesters here the ones who are against the police brutality and for the independence are being confronted by another group of protests over there you can see that there are so police between these two groups to avoid any kind of trouble thank you thank you entire square in front of the catalan leader's headquarters is popped with thousands of people dressed in white who are here to call for dialogue thanks and all the reaction an e.u. commission statement called catalonia is independence vote illegal but stated that
it was an internal matter that spain. deal with prompting angry reactions inside the european parliament. why did the madrid government feel it necessary to stop dish in such a heavy handed brutal and in the final analysis counterproductive manner we now have a template which every independence movement so no can use to provoke unrest and violence so disproportionate cannot be justified no bots and no excuses whatever you think about the referendum whatever you think of independence i think that has to be clear that violence is not a main for solving political conflicts and one of the european union's response that first response should have been to completely condemn the violence but no this is by the e.u. who recognize the independence or cost of a without a referendum and who recognized palestine as a nation state even though the e.u.
treaties did not permit it of the n.e.p. that you just heard speaking there stephen wolfe also shared his thoughts with us on the reaction to the violence in catalonia. it's been despicable it's been dishonest and it shows really that the e.u. has favorites and they will stick by that by their favorites as long as it means keeping everybody in the club by demanding that they must be some sort of negotiations and talks between the spanish government and also those in council on what the must first be a denunciation of the violence by the police over their eyes the police will feel that they could do it again. bringing you right up to date now we've got some live pictures to show you of a pro unity rally that's underway right now in madrid there you are another well attended rally as they have all been during the course of the week that's what's happening right now in the spanish capital in terms of catalonia has called for independence you might remember the the regional president said that would happen
within forty eight hours it didn't there's still a wait for that it's understood that when the castle and president carlos predictable addresses the region's parliament choose day that that could be the moment that he declares independence for caseloads we'll keep you posted on whatever happens. for. still no evidence of collusion between donald trump's election campaign and russian that's according to the u.s. senate intelligence committee on wednesday they briefed the public on the ongoing probe looking into moscow's alleged meddling in last year's presidential election the issue of collusion is still open. we continue to investigate both intelligence and witnesses is it relates to the steel dossier. well unfortunately the committee
has hit a wall we can certify. that no vote totals were affected they did not in any way shape or form that we've been able to find alter that there's channels also being on washington's radar artie's editor in chief says the network is now facing unprecedented pressure in the united states with both staff and contributors being targeted although no evidence suggests r.t. influence the election. the r.t.s. on twitter were almost uniformly anti clinton and those i think you look at them and you have to conclude you know there was a clear design in these ads so that's one congressman's opinion yet on the same day the senate intelligence committee probing alleged russian meddling so the complete opposite there is no way that you can look at that and say that that was to help the right side of the ideological shore. and. not the left or vice versa or they were indiscriminate it seems that the overall theme of the
russian. involvement in the u.s. looks create chaos at every level all of this is just the latest segment of the russians did it saga where now all attention seems to have shifted to our channel and it social media adds well it's no secret that r.t. does advertise on twitter and other platforms just like most other media outlets the little bluebird sing a song of russian meddling last week and report the disclosed how much we spend on ads the sum was two hundred seventy five thousand dollars and it's funny to consider is that being able to make a sufficient influence on the election when all the candidates spend about one billion dollars to make it look as if we've done something obscure shady or semi-legal of course i don't nonsense tutors contacted us with their proposal like sheen he sure does a presentation it's adverts so that is how much it would cost and we greet recently google became the latest internet giant to jump on the anti r.t. bandwagon when it yanked us from its premium ad service in the us without any
warning whatsoever now that move is unlikely to have an adverse effect on our channels reach as we are already the most feared news network on you tube and fact last month we hit the milestone of over five billion views nevertheless this ban only adds to the mounting pressure on the channel until recently no active measures except those terms getting our reputation have been taken against last specifically no where else have we average spring. it's a kind of shared experience of danger to the point he threw. out of the country is absolutely insane with the idea that r t is out there they want to condemn it as somehow russian propaganda but the fact of the matter is whether you love r.t. or hate r t the idea that the us government can tell you what you can watch and can't watch the idea that there's a government censor or something like google in bed with the government telling you what you and or can't watch this is like something out in one thousand nine hundred
four now in response russia's prosecutor general is reportedly mulling over whether to declare some u.s. media outlets as unwelcome in russia that could possibly see big networks being removed from russian cable television but it won't have any impact on the bureaus or journalists who are stationed in the country the foreign ministry has also said like for like measures are on the table. the russian foreign ministry can take countermeasures against journalists representing media outlets of countries that have restrictions on russian journalists and wiki leaks editor julian assange has weighed in on the issue as well tweeting a mock guide to modern western journalism his advice for being a reporter in twenty seventeen take a random global news story and if the russian media is already reporting on it then you can simply link the story back to moscow and suggest the good kremlin responsible for whatever it may be donald trump's also taken to twitter to ask why american intelligence officials are looking into u.s. news outlets and their possible role in manipulating public opinion with reports we
heard from the director of grassroots political consulting he told us that he shares the president's concern over the state of american media. we have about five corporations that control our entire media paradis people are profiting off of them and it's completely controlled and at the same time you have congress investigating and seeking regulation on free media any alternative news media coming from international sources like this channel to bloggers social media now facebook having to go troll through with physical people so many different news stories that their focus is on shouting voices of anything that's not mainstream media and it was an interesting tweet from president trump. americans are still trying to come to terms with suffering the country's deadliest mass shooting fifty eight people were massacred at a country music festival in las vegas last sunday another five hundred were injured
we need to try to get people out of the hospital ok. the gunman knocked out the windows of his hotel room overlooking the festival before unleashing a shower of bullets on the crowd he also fired shots at fuel tanks that were stationed nearby but luckily they didn't explode when police stormed the room they found the shooter's body as well as an arsenal of weapons including a hundred guns and numerous rifles. you can just hear the rounds almost like
creeping up on you. feels like they're just it's like cut you down make those shots don't stop you don't hear that i think being in a word alone when i realize we're actually. actually still. actually have. some. interest. to run over. to you it oh. i'm just so grateful. i just missed it but there's also so much pain i'm thinking like. why did. the shooter was sixty four year old steven patrick who lived in a community for retired people in nevada he turned a gun on himself before the authorities got to him police say he had no prior criminal record and no military background and the f.b.i. says he wasn't linked to any terrorist groups despite claims by islamic state and
u.s. authorities later released police body camera video shots can be heard as sophos is try to locate the gunman and clear people out of the firing line. yeah to hear their drug charge them from over there well. there's room right out of guys there are three don't they don't. play this like this like this by the way this thing will go go go go go without without without. the authorities say they found a twenty three weapons in paddocks hotel room one thousand more were discovered at his home it's also reported that the killer had two devices with him called bump stocks which allow semiautomatic weapons to be modified into fully automatic ones that were also thousands of ammunition rounds of products house and explosives in his car the tragedies rig night at the debate over america's gun laws critics have highlighted the absurd to see that it's illegal to carry a fake gun on the famous las vegas strip but there are no restrictions for carrying
a real firearm security analyst charles shewbread says it's near enough impossible to prevent attacks like this considering nevada's gun laws. given that the initial acquisition of the weapons themselves is in nevada it certainly is perfectly legal and no recording needs to be kept at the amount of ammunition or weapons you're buying and since it's also perfectly legal to buy the very simple mechanisms that are required to convert those semiautomatic weapons into a far more lethal fully automatic or effectively fully automatic weapons there's really very little it can be done to then stop an individual from going to a high vantage point such as in his hotel room and then using that weapon and indeed any number of weapons in the way that he did and so unless you're going to have metal detectors that each and every hotel to detect such weapons and even then you're going to have a mechanism a legal mechanism in place to prevent people actually owning firearms and
possessing them in this way there's nothing that can be done to stop this kind of attack taking place the fact is that america has a firearms problem. this is our team we'll take a look at syria's ongoing operation to remove islamic state from the country when the weekly returns after the break. europe has to either change or cease to exist the people who work in this building the e.u. headquarters should change the world cup the european union would have to work on fewer issues both with better results it should be paying more attention to protecting external borders fighting against curbing illegal immigration as well as harmonizing economic policies and judicial systems otherwise the europe we have today's would transformed into a strange loose community of twenty seven countries with nothing in common.
more of the week's headline news now the syrian army is inching closer to driving islamic state or province earlier this week government forces entered the eastern town of maya dean considered to be one of ice a last remaining strongholds in the country russian military also aerial support in the latest advances.
well after three long years the city of arizona has finally emerged from being on the ice all siege at least from a military perspective as more i guess we have reports people there are now struggling to recover from living with terror in their head as old you'll find little by war every crater has its own tragic story and i think it exploded right here
a neighbor was sitting here holding his two year old nephew another man was there and my son isa was right here shrapnel hit him in the back in the waist and the lags a piece one to his lungs he still suffers pain from it. isa has now survived isis shells twice he well remembers his last brush with death and how his sister found him. i said judy judy my back hurts but she said only my legs were hit when they picked me up they so blood flowing down my back my sister started screaming and hitting herself the first time he was nearly killed by an isis shell he was just ten months old then shrapnel peppered the baby isa slicing off a toe in all he has eleven scars and a lump of jagged metal in his lungs that could still eventually kill him but at
least he made it the other two year old boy at the scene wasn't so lucky this hell lasted for three years it left a mark on everyone. the word tragedy does not begin to describe what happened in there is or any door you knock on any family you talk to tell you of their loss and their suffering truly the one thing that unites this city is that everyone has a horrific story there was no place in daters or where the population could find sanctuary there is no place that the battle left untouched dust craters bullet holes and devastation everywhere entire districts of the city are in ruins entire generations traumatized entire generations lost.
during the battle with isis i was shot just above my jaw the bullet is still there my left eye was destroyed and i have ten percent vision in my right eye. the reality of war i delves to brothers were also in the army defending dad as order they were literally protecting their family against isis he is the only one left alive these families loss is neither unique nor the worst. i was a want to lose one or three sons many families give more than me in my office there was a man who lost five sons and a daughter this is war war is it consumes and destroys everything. for many the worst is over the breaking of the siege of daters or heralded a new beginning yet others in areas still being liberated it's just the
start psychological scars left behind will take decades to heal more i guess the team from dinners or syria. opposition activists held martyrs in some eighty cities across russia on saturday they were called by kremlin critic and blogger alexina valmy and karen as the details. some are calling a birthday gift to the russian president vladimir putin celebrates his sixty fifth birthday and perhaps in a plot to spoil the day position figure alexina valley had called for these nationwide protests now here in moscow resorts one out of around seven hundred people in a small number of people were detained fast now over those people have been released now what i should point out is that not all of these rallies have been authorized by the author authorization is something you need when you bring get together a large number of people for safety concerns traffic regulations and things like
this so while police have been present at these rallies that last evening there to ensure that everything remains peaceful the biggest turnout was in st petersburg up to a thousand people reported to have been at that rally not police say dozens have been detained for violating traffic regulations for us after we saw some confrontations protesters attempted to block police access also police and were forced to issue warnings off to a number of protesters use force to break a police blockade now what's interesting about this rally in some petersburg is that the is that electing a volley actually told his followers on social media that this was an authorized event however city will star as he's say that they did not grant permission for this to take place so maybe some people have turned up to this this rally thinking it's legal when perhaps it's illegal. of the weekly for the funds for water and plenty more news and analysis online right now at all to do.
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