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i am. this is due to the news live from berlin that russia's opposition kicks off the day of nationwide on sea putin rallies police in moscow are also in force as the protests go their way there earlier today authorities raided the offices of president critic alexei laval they also calling on the head of the day of heavy fighting in syria's offer and region turkey claims a diplomatic success and it's so friends of against u.s. box kurdish militia. we.
will welcome to the program opposition supporters are gathering in moscow as a nationwide day of protest is getting underway earlier today moscow police raided the office of opposition the spoken crime then president x a enough spokesperson for the opposition said that the police were using the ruse of a bomb threat to question members of the opposition the opposition has called for protests and over one hundred says he supports a boycott of the presidential elections in march which has called a farce. himself is banned from running a previous fraud conviction he says was trumped up now he's turned all his campaign offices into what he calls protests offices well for more on this story now we're going to cross over to our correspondent evan sherwin who is. standing by for us in
moscow emily the protests are now coming to moscow what can you tell us a bad situation there. well as you can see behind me a lot of people are assembling at the moment it's still early the protests are due to begin now and you had called for people to gather at any point on this main road that you see sort of further behind to be in moscow so it's hard to know how many people have come out so far but you can see there's a crowd assembling behind me what i also can tell you is that there is a huge police presence here there are a lot of police found standing at the ready police were already patrolling assembling i would say around i saw around sixty police officers including riot police ok we're looking now at live pictures of people gathering in moscow. there are dozens of cities in russia and they have also had protests how big word
those protests. well that's that's hard to say at the moment there aren't any official figures about that yet but what i can tell you is that there are over one hundred protests planned across russia today and that's that's rather unusual no viney has done that twice did that twice last year he called people to come out onto the streets all over russia and that's going to be happening here in russia today as well there have been several protests this morning where so far one monitoring organization says around twenty seven people were arrested. twenty seven people were apparently arrested no volleys office has been entered by russian police this morning can you tell us where he is or what his plan is today.
well he's just taken to social media to say that he plans to come out on to tip sky so which is the street behind me where people are assembling he plans to come here today and he's calling on people again to come out onto the streets of moscow it wasn't clear where he was all this morning and then he actually appeared in a live broadcast that his staff are running on you tube and said that he is at an address which as it turned out was the address where president vladimir putin is officially registered so that was the first that we found out that he is in moscow and now he's saying that he's going to be joining the protests here in the capital . ok and how about the authorities how are they handling that situation right now at the moment. well ahead of the
protests there were searches in almost all of the regional offices of news staff they said themselves that seventy seventy eight of their eighty four offices were actually searched ahead of these protests the police often said that there had been an anomaly anonymous call that there was extremist literature in the office they then searched the offices often taking away the flyers that people were handing out ahead of these protests so there has been some kind of almost an intimidation. going on there from the side of the police and the police presence here in moscow as i said is very big as well so we'll have to see how the police react to the gathering protesters here and the insurer and keeping us up to date there in moscow thank you. and the capital of the african heads of state are gathering for the annual african union reforming the african union will dominate the tuesday me saying at it by rwandan president paul kagame
a who is taking over as the union's chairman african leaders are also expected to make a joint statement condemning the us president reports are on the stakes of their nations. turkey says it has assurances from washington that the u.s. will no longer arm the kurdish y.p. gene militia in syria has also reiterated demands that the us pull troops as of the key northern syrian town of month edge turkish and y p g forces clashed again on saturday pushes ahead with a military operation aimed just clearing the kurdish militia from the turkish border area. in other activists say saturday's fighting concentrated in the north west of the african region in this video could his fighters target turkish other cultures with small arms fire activists say turkey is making slow progress on the ground. president
richard sipe added one rather just supporters just over a week into the campaign he claims turkey has inflicted heavy casualties on its enemies. three hundred ninety four terrorists have been neutralized. and we have twenty motss from the free syrian army and our military. the figures are disputed and cannot be verified independently so if you took journalists close to the front line in syria on saturday he approached this militia watch over territory they've controlled for the past two years overlooked by white p.g. positions on a nearby hill. turkish artillery continues to show why puji forces with support from the turkish air force more and more turkish tanks are heading into the region
as the offensive enters its second week turkey looks set for the long haul. the kurdish demonstrators had hoped their protests would draw attention to the human cost of turkey's military operation in northern syria many of them have friends and family there and say they fear for their lives. they came from across germany united against a turkish military offensive in the kurdish held. this is. her family are from the affected area that civilians are being killed the murder and hatred have to stop it's not rice. turkish troops syrian fighters have led a week long offensive in raging german kurds the use of tongues made in germany has added to their anger. this rise that so full to know that my own government is providing weapons that are being used against my people.
to go to start was born in germany it's her home but her thoughts are very much with her family and friends her friends and relatives have been following every development on the news. communication with them has been difficult. there's no connection directly to melbourne on the dollar so much with guns not just rice on the border we can see into turkey the troops also have other weapons it's not only . they've been shot at i can hardly leave their heads there's a scared for their life. for in two years ago with his father and two sisters his mother was too ill to join them she stayed behind with his two younger siblings and obligation with german immigration authorities for the family to be reunited was denied a few days ago the family's home and was bombed. our
own two in the morning from turkey landed in our bedroom. my brother was asleep and my sister was playing on her mobile phone. of a mother who was also asleep. brother was killed instantly his sister lost both her legs and remains in intensive care along with her mother who was seriously injured so. at first i couldn't believe my brother had been killed. he was seventeen years old and just a civilian. wasn't a fighter. he was just a regular person. the families are still in shock. they spend a lot of time looking at photos and videos by their neighbors in syria.
i live here but i want to be able to visit my family i want to see them alive and. to offer him for many years before the war started in syria she spent her holidays helping with all of harvest those days are a distant memory now the chances of being peacefully at home with her family once again appear almost impossible. making. spain's constitutional court has ruled that passing only a species of x. president. must be present if there was no apartment to be allowed to form a new government supporters have been considering electing him testimony as president without his having to return from exile in belgium. afghan officials say the death toll from saturday's bomb attack in kabul could rise at least ninety five people were killed more than one hundred fifty were injured but some in
a critical condition the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. in the us casino mogul steve wynn has resigned as finance chairman of the republican national committee it came just a day after the wall street journal reported that he subjected women who worked for him to only wanted sexual offenses. so force is there and in the bundesliga have parted ways with the coach thomas voth following their two nil loss to on saturday the thirty six year old hearts from the second division up to the bruins the season. struggled for consistency but the top flight so far as have lost six of their last seven matches cost involved his job. and that's take a look now at all of the results so far from the bundesliga action on saturday. and had a big comeback win over hoffenheim leipsic and how to split the points got that big
win away to dortmund then needed a lazy equalizers level things up with freiburg meanwhile grabbed a point against burke braman and had both failed to score five for it got passed out back on friday night and later today leverkusen play host to minds. travel to hung over for a lower saxony. a hundred lines the narrow alleys and bridges of venice on saturday at the start of the carnival two weeks of fun before the rigors of the lent the forty days of fasting that precedes easter the venice carnival is one of the oldest in the world feasts mass falls and concerts go on till the thirty the fabric. of the circus was the theme of this year's opening parade so of course there were plenty of animals. on the tightrope walker
who moneys to avoid an early bus in the canal venice is carnival madness first began one hundred years ago but it was bombed at the end of the eighteenth century the modern revival only dates from one nine hundred seventy nine i was like the poser like the giraffe the lion so far so good when jake. we had a great time. the face musk's in the parade are a relatively cheap way to enjoy the colorful but doing a full round of pulses must bulls and concerts requires deep pockets when each ticket to cost hundreds of euros us around three million headedness descend on venice every year to join in the fun it's something to remember during the summer of lent that follow straight afterwards i. let's take a look at our top story this hour police in moscow have been deployed across the russian top of the as protests gas under way in the soci a demonstration that is part of