there is reason for concern so that's why we're going to drill down on this story for you today right here on the news with rick sanchez where you know as we always like to say we do believe by golly it's time to do news again. among the week's top stories from our to see rushes refreshed constitution comes into effect getting solid backing in a challenging week long. public opinion changes i love my country and you think everything that is being done is right i think it is nonsense . because the current constitution is out of date. or protests debate rages all over the future of stuff choose link to historical racism on our streets we look at germany's claim to follow a solution. and seattle police clear the self-proclaimed
protest zone following deadly shootings and repeated violence. with the top stories from the past 7 days and right up to the moment of elements of well this is the weekly an r t international hello and welcome. rushes over a whole constitution came into effect on sunday following a previous weeklong vote a hefty majority of the public indorse the changes with over 3 quarters in favor from a turnout of around 68 percent saskia taylor kept tabs on the final day of polling for. now this really was a vote of us the fos time people were in mosques and gloves the time they were using disposable pans wilson threw temperatures counts fencing online for some as
for the voting process itself while that was a situation west security footage allegedly caught a woman stuffing the ballots now but counting in that area of moscow has been suspended pending an investigation otherwise the central editorial commission says that it found no irregularities that was so many amendments on the table $147.00 in total that it's difficult to decide what it was that ultimately secured public backing but undoubtedly it's the package of social amendments that house particularly white appeal i'm talking about things like adjusting pensions in law and with inflation and showing that the minimum wage never ever fools below the cost of living as well as giving additional financial support to low income families these proof because they have such a tangible impact on people's day to day lives but that is not to say that this was an easy decision for anyone old that it was without control to see a few amendments proved to be particularly polarizing and one that paints a lot of media traction was conceding the so-called zeroing out of president
putin's previous tubs paving the way for him potentially if you wanted to do so run again twice as president on top of the some of the more conservative amendments proved to be divisive such as defining marriage so many as a union between a man and a woman reiterating traditional family values as well as mentioning goal despite the fact that russia is officially a sect or the nation but that's him the people themselves and what they have to say i'm going to push why have i come here to vote because i'm a c. just to make russia and. all of them men women and you know i'm not ok with them and about doing the presidential term and i absolutely do not agree with. the can from him. as with all of the amendments in the constitution of. the most important to manage the problem with russia you know over international the head of the central election commission of them says something about voting being like
a meal deal you either take everything or you do not take it at all and i already do not like one dish in this meal deal so i will not take everything else i think it is nonsense according to all legal logical and ethical norms i love my country and you think everything that has been done is right i think that it's needed because the current constitution is out of date it is in modern time and even the view is not as far as new the bit of a mixed bag in terms of reaction and people decide to show that disapproval not just at the polls but also protests peaceful ones in the capital and also in the us and petersburg but true to 2024 it was safety fast. it's not. because. ultimately so many who put a tick in the yes box would argue that the russia of $9293.00 when this current constitution was born was full of political and economic instability it was still
finding its feet after the collapse of the soviet union and that russia is not the same as the russia of 2020 that almost entirely different countries so i think this is just into the changes was born from a desire for the country's top document to move with the times to set russia on a new course and shape its future as envisaged by russians now today and not as envisaged by russians almost 30 years ago. there was a long list of amendments in the package on offer but it was warm element in particular that got much of the foreign media fired up. russia's parliament basically paving the way for vladimir putin to potentially stay on as russian president he's the longest serving russian leader from joseph stalin a lot of your putin wants to stay in power even longer addressing lawmakers abdu words putin said he backed the amendment allowing him to seek another term in
office but there are dozens of interesting lucian's that also be discussed and the one that caught my eye was on children the role of children and all fronts i explicitly mentioned in one of the constitutional monarch moments which i think is worse while reflecting the russian federation of the year 2020 is in many regards i would say in a different situation than was the country in 1903 when we compare the international circumstances but also of course the national economic and political situation the early ninety's were marked by the implosion of the soviet union marked by the down brutal communists and. it was more about being a fax s. of the then the russian federation that we have today i think there is a need for. meeting this new circumstances because
a constitution is almost a reflection of a society and also of the circumstances of the country it is in so the duty of the legislature the parliament in order to respond to these new or to egypt is. the campaign to topple star choose link to historical racism saw groups are turk and others attempt to defend monuments right throughout the week i was some of the links me because clearly the vandalism of the little mermaid in denmark was a little harder to comprehend it was daubed with the words racist fish but i couldn't make savory couldn't see what could be racially insensitive about the christian understand fairy tale so what is the best way to remember early history the good on the contentious peter all of our explores what germany thinks is the answer. when it comes to assessing and dealing with difficult periods of history
germany has more experience than most but we haven't seen the type of scenes here that have played out in the united states britain belgium. my. billet germany isn't without its own controversial statues otto von bismarck has been dogged with red paint in hamburg while as an ongoing campaign to block the renovation of another monument to the eye and chancellor in the port city bismarck wasn't just crucial in german unification he was also
a driving force in colonialism and by today's standards and on d.c. might here in berlin sell and golf district anime as hassam and 1920 s. depiction of a needling a black woman was decapitated last week kasem and remains controversial in germany he was a committed nazi and despite the fact his works continue to be displayed across the german capital this particular monument had been slated for removal by city authorities who don't already deemed it earlier this year on suitable for display in the city of belin. and if you don't push society cannot exist with this kind of tree and prejudice you cannot live together if you do not treat each other equally people shouldn't be discriminated against based on the color of their skin so what happens to start choosing germany that no longer justify exhibition well here in berlin they've got just the place for them the spandau citadel although the 16th
century fortress has its own troubled past it was used as a chemical weapons storage by the nazis but i put it as i was it was the booze that you to me to show it was an example of racism these mistakes are not your people you do this racial stereotypes should not be demonstrated on the streets but in a museum where we could demonstrate it to people to get things context as we move through the exhibition we see hundreds of years of prussian military strongman into monuments of naziism the 3rd reich didn't really do sculpture but they say the castle was one of few described by hitler is irreplaceable the nazis preferred buildings as their monuments to time there's plenty of those still visible in modern belin. one of the most i can change in this collection of discarded start juice is this gigantic granite head of blood to me a lemon it's all that remains of
a 19 meat monument that was built in 1970 to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth. in the united states and also in great britain there are discussions at the moment about what to do with dismantle memorials but here we have already found a possible solutions for memorials that are so to speak toxic if you put them in you seem that doesn't mean it's over we put them here so that people can continue to pay attention to them but in a different context germany is often cited as the example to follow when it comes to assessing periods of history troubling to modern sensibilities even if there are 2 named after nazi field marshall erwin rommel that the german military calls home to this day they glossed over as they don't fit the particular narrative because history has a tendency not to be as neat as we might like it when it's really examined peter
all of r.t. berlin. where is the us which is being run 0 for revising the past these last few months and now even the country's national anthem is in question all done in the hawkins' more in the. 2020 is a year of change and i'm not talking about coronavirus popular t.v. shows axed statues torn down even food brands updated to meet 21st century criteria of inclusive u.-t. equality justice and tolerance but is it enough more be done well in the united states protests during the national anthem have been a bone of contention for quite a few years but what about the national itself well now some people are saying enough is enough. i. i well that's that's you that just came off the plinth was francis scott key
the man behind the lyrics that the star-spangled banner and former slave owner and anti abolitionist so what's the deal with the anthem itself. to do so warm. was. what you can sing the 3rd verse all right of course the rarely performed that 3rd verse was directed by key black slaves who'd been freed or escaped and fought alongside the british in the war of 1812 his message to them was clear your fight for freedom will bring you nothing but death and downfall little wonder then that there was a truck that increasing scandal across the united states would both soccer teams and high school students refusing to play or sing at keys that only profited from slavery he apparently also harbored some pretty backward views on race and nationality and this widely attributed quote certainly has no place in this day and
age. was you don't want to hear me sing in french. that was the mossie years familiar to all around the world for centuries truly a symbol of french national identity both in times of joy and tragedy and i mean well did. you knew that you know what is the who or who are the you know the well some of those lyrics furious soldiers coming to cut throats grabbing weapons impure blood may seem to some at least to be appropriated by the far right and certainly having no place in the modern republic calls for change remain there's even a movement for a new law say yes and while they're still far off their goal. they're not alone various french figures throughout history have had issues with them from the right of victor hugo to socialist leaders. even seeing a surge gains baulk who wrote his own reggae version back in 1979 have called for
almost a year make over. and seeing all not to see that is the question well former u.k. labor leader jeremy corbyn found himself at the center of a media storm when he really got the wrong answer are you saying that you will sing the national anthem i'm going to be many of the take part fully in those events i don't see a problem but this is the surely is that we had a memorial for the birth of britain i was there and despite his explanation the press was merciless branding him all but a traitor but what would they say in 2020 beyond the 1st verse which we all know the lyrics do get a little strange especially in a secular society talk of a day theorizing to scatter enemies and punish those rebellious scots hardly makes any friends up north and whatever his reasons corbin isn't alone for example indigenous members of parliament in ontario recently announced they won't be taking
part in any of them singing. god save the queen is now ok tribute to the british colonial period and the centuries of violence oppression and discrimination the british empire carried out against nations and peoples are considered inferior indigenous peoples in canada a glaring example among them perhaps corbin was just ahead of his time as well as canada they officially passed the motion back in 2018 making their national anthem gender neutral through. a really close. eye debates around symbols such as statues or bronze things seem to be going anywhere anytime soon but as the calls for transformation grows louder many may question what fundamentals they really change beyond just up symbolism. still ahead on our teams or national it's
so what we've got to do is i do. the threats that we have it's crazy. let it be an arms race in. the very dramatic developments only. exists i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time to sit down and. minutes into the program let's start back in the u.s. state of georgia which saw 100 heavily armed members of the bloc pumped her party gather in the states on saturday approaching the stone mountain confederate
memorial demanding it be removed the monuments which is carved into a rock face is deemed one of the most infamous tributes to the site's knavery legacy the march by the far left militant group was mostly peaceful on july 4th but it's believed the black panthers tried to talk to right wing protesters who come from. another longstanding bloc lives matter of protest times finally being cleared in seattle police moved in to the self the 3rd autonomous protest on their own when still no pockets of protests are ongoing in neighboring this street. the city's capitol hill which became known as chalk about a month ago after police moved out of their precinct building the campaigners had said they hope to create a peaceful police free utopia but peace didn't last too long in the 3 weeks of protests on saw 4 shootings 2 of them fatal there were also reports of assaults.
great the pro. testers some armed were warned they could face arrest if they didn't in the end over 30 were detained police released footage showed some. oh my god. i wish. first fame or wanting to leave the activists to their take over hoping for a summer of love but she was later forced to take action the decision came after protesters marched on her home demanding up the police be defunded and like to visit the site watch those officers move protesters on this is his report so i am outside of the pine street entrance of chop right now where a bunch of police have set up
a barricade and the protesters are now bill gates gather not just. got there blocking the street trying to cause a little bit more awareness and the officers took that as an opportunity to fully enforce their version of law. but i don't know where you thought it was done by the police came into a shop and ousted the remaining people who were staying there says that of around 32 a rests been sprayed people pepper spray them in their addresses from your perspective what exactly happened basically i was at the r. and. r. and. it all started when bang bang bang screams and. there were a couple individuals who were speaking loudly resume go this would you the crowd energized to actually bringing people in off the streets and the cops in a little bike brigade actually charged targeted those people arresting them
individually and it's back to cop cars far and chalk. not too long ago there were a bunch of tents in these areas there were people hanging out just living but 5 hours everyone has been evacuated you know like you had a. duty to do it so yeah. my matches. are burned down i don't think anybody in seattle did not see this coming ever since the string of 4 to 5 shootings that have. recently found out that the last shooting was 14 of the 16 year old kid who were killed so i think that it was. the cops decided that it was time to put an end to it there's a lot of the moralization right now especially in the crowd of protesters because i think a lot of people are taking this is a bit of a law because baby where i. told.
this entire idea. seems to have not only old but come to an end. chess may be a game of strategy skill and patience but 1st really is nuff still broadcaster this week it became another pawn in the global racism debate the a.b.c. plan to ask me what ian says is chess racist because white pieces moved 1st it didn't go down well with a former history in chess federation represent the who was asked to take part in the debate john adams refused and took to twitter to rebuke the a.b.c. saying the taxpayer funded national broadcaster is raising irrelevant topics during a pandemic his anger was echoed by world class players like russian grandmaster anatoly karpov. the period of total insanity has begun what does it have in common with the centuries old game. john adams whose tweet propelled the ra into the open
was on choose this is that the order of who goes 1st has nothing to do a race called the a.b.c. for inflaming racial tension i was on the phone call the a.b.c. wanted to have a discussion about whether they should change the rule because of the carl rochelle context i think it's a big scandal the fact that what goes 1st has nothing to do with race. it all comes down to a convention in the late eighty's i think in western democracies there is an agenda to push for increased racial tension and the a.b.c. tried to jump on the bandwagon by including the fact that the a.b.c. decided to pick chess as a topic i think if fully exposed what their agenda is and we don't need more tension would only to divide people i think it's dangerous if we allow games that have nothing to do with race to leave. for its part the a.b.c.
later said its aim has been misunderstood the radio host. to hold a discussion insists they weren't looking for people to say as racist instead james valentine say's they were seeking to create quote a fresh conversation about our world. the future of an ancient monument in turkey is at the center of a political route over the president's there's a fire to turn it into a mosque i a sophia in istanbul has been a museum for almost a century before that it was an orthodox christian cathedral and a mosque for several centuries to know it is an imposing you know school world heritage site on the draw for millions of tourists.
turkey's main administrative body is expected to decide on the building status in a round a fortnight's time to say it's illegal to change a cultural heritage moneyman status without their permission and given that it's been a muslim christian place of worship over the centuries one eastern orthodox church leader is warning that the move could turn millions of christians against islam they are not the only ones concerned either. the united states future changing the status of the ideas of fear is diminishing the legacy of this remarkable building and it's one supposed to belittle to serve humanity as a much needed bridge between those who have differing faith traditions and cultures it has to be a must not be allowed to be universal character and turned into
a place of worship with a ticket gallon and president. to do today it revives and reignite fanatical nationalist and religious sentiment a symbol of tolerance and diversity this place must remain open to all. ever think turkish leaderships not happy and being told what to do and says thing it's got the right to make decisions about its own buildings a presidential spokesman sais that turning the museum into a mosque would not damage its cultural meaning that visitors would still be welcome here some of the reaction we heard from people entering. as far as i'm concerned it's best for it to stay in museum because there is a blue mosque 100 meters across the white it's best for him to see the museum i hope that it will be open soon and almighty allah will allow us to pray here as soon as possible but frankly i see it is a necessary tourism revenues are already all over the place because of cova tens of thousands of people come here every month to worship and by doing something like
this creating an artificial agenda there's nothing logical is no right to me. trying to revive the ottoman empire. we can see that it was all the movements that he's making and within this framework of good he would like to see also i presume a year sophia is. to go before he added or period and it this way he thinks that he will have popular support the question over yourself. is not an issue between agree government and 30. because years of fear is something that belongs to humanity many turks also into a key believe it that it should remain a world heritage and it also as such as a museum it gives a lot so her financial support to their mayor over of which temple came out in saying that we don't need another mosque he said that that we should that we should
leave it as it is still to be or close to it. john is adamant he wants to break with maoist past for his own benefit. all of the stories that shaped this past 7 days more from the week that was in our run 15 minutes from now offer some more great programs which get going in moments find out what showing where you are right ahead.