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this is d w news live from berlin for the 1st time police use lethal force against a protester in hong kong as tens of thousands of protesters defying a ban on demonstrations on china's national day one protester has been hospitalized after being shot at close range in the chest by police on the violence a stark contrast to beijing's show of military might as the country marks 70 years of communist rule today president xi jinping telling his country no power on earth can china's events also coming up tonight u.s.
democrats subpoenaing more aides including the u.s. secretary of state and they are building their case to impeach the president over the ukraine whistleblower allegation it comes as new evidence emerges that trouble pressured all straight as prime minister for political gain as well. i'm bring to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome we begin with some of the most violent anti-government protests that hong kong have seen this year scores of pro-democracy demonstrators were injured today in clashes with security forces and included the 1st police shooting of a protester the demonstrators defied an official ban today on protests for china's national day and the violence in hong kong overshadowed carefully choreographed
ceremonies that marked 70 years of communist rule in mainland china. a nonviolent but provocative message to beijing. while some 2000 kilometers away the chinese president xi jinping watched national day parades. protesters in the territory spent the day on the street calling for more democratic rights for the 17th week in a row. was. this moment marks a violent escalation in the clashes between demonstrators and the hong kong police . was. an officer shoots an 18 year old student in the chest at close range with a life bullet authorities say the officer fired to save his and his colleagues life as they were being attacked. the 18 year old male was sent to hospital
when he was sent to hospital he is still conscious at the moment i believe the doctors. conducting examination curing him cure him at the moment at this moment he was arrested for assaulting police officer we will conduct further inquiries and then once after the inquiries we will decide whether we will press charges are not. over 1500 people have been arrested since june that's when the pro-democracy activists demanded the government withdraw or a controversial extradition bell eventually the hong kong authorities did cancel the bail but the protests continued and activists want an investigation into police violence free from government influence guys it's very dark and people from all walks of life want an independent inquiry by watching the withdrawal of the bill is not enough hard it's hard to settle the matter of finding it hard to hold out for
years ago i got lucky with chong tongues people are ready to sacrifice everything to fight for democracy and freedom i hope all congress will persist and carry on so as to get the freedom promised under one country 2 systems. hong kong has had its own legal system since the british handed the colony back to china in 1907 the activists want more electoral reforms and to keep the freedoms of that compact treats on the mainland have never had. or earlier d.w. correspondent charlotte chills and fills in is this report from hong kong these protesters a gathered outside a police station just up that heading abuse at the offices inside that it's off to one young man was shot in the chest by a live round he is apparently currently in a critical condition police have said that they were trying to protect themselves by firing live rounds but people had extremely angry police have fired warning
shots into the ad before but this really is a major escalation in these months long protests will have to try to turn some of the amid protests in hong kong the leadership in mainland china is using the very website blocks to fight back against dissent in the territory that's according to a new report that says beijing has dramatically expanded its arsenal to be used by its leaders here with me now with more on that so tell me more so this is a unprecedented counter offensive that we're seeing happening online this new report by the oxford internet institute found that beijing has enlisted around 2000000 people to attack the credibility of the protesters on line 2000000 that's more than half and i don't ration more than half the population of berlin could you imagine and not only that their tactics have changed the before they were more focused on the messaging and there are sort of domestic social media platforms like we bow and we've had and now they're shifting to global platforms facebook twitter
the new app tick-tock that's very popular the goal here is to weaken the global support for the protesters and paint them as violent extremists we have seen in china attacked these social media platforms before have no absolute we've seen them attack the platforms for instance tick-tock this video platform that's very popular today it's owned by a company that's based in beijing and they have given their moderators the directive that any content that's critical of china be it hong kong protesters or $989.00 in tenements square or the. the controversy over the week or as who are being persecuted in the west of the country all of that has to go so now in addition to facebook and news of this there are facebook and twitter accounts that have been shown to have a originated in china that all appear to have acted in a corner aided fashion to amplify messages and images that portray these hong kong protesters as violent and extreme now we've seen fake accounts be created so they're using state effort they're using social media this is a multi-pronged attack from these platforms at the same time as they're censoring
these platforms in china a new social media weapon in the information war and the worry is that because facebook and twitter are global platforms the chinese censorship is going to shape how western young people see the conflict in hong kong well are these platforms are they doing anything about this and can ensure that it does not happen short answer is no longer answer is they're not doing enough facebook has said it has eliminated some some groups some pages some accounts that are involved in this just information twitter said it deactivated around 900 council they also released this press statement saying that it would ban state backed media chinese state backed media from promoting tweets after that media had placed ads on twitter suggesting that all these protesters were sponsored by the west and that they were becoming violent so we have to remember that in china facebook and twitter are blocked that
means that all of this messaging is for international consumption not for domestic consumption and it suggests that beijing is not shy about using these services to spread their messaging even as they restrict their own citizens access misinformation muscle flexing my it's way to thank you. i think as we mentioned china is staging huge celebrations to mark 70 years of communist rule the people's republic of china it has changed beyond all recognition since it was founded in 1949 following a bitter civil war with nationalists today president xi jinping declared to the nation and the world that china's development will be peaceful but that its military will ensure sovereignty and security. strength. discipline and vision this was the message from a state that has defied the odds for 70 years on tuesday the world's longest surviving communist nation celebrated its achievements on
a grand scale. standing where chairman mao proclaimed the people's republic in 1949 president xi jinping struck a combative note whole nation told. him today a socialist china is standing proudly in the world's east. and no force can change the position of our great motherland and no force can stop the chinese people and the chinese nation from stepping forward. the spectacle that followed was designed to highlight china's rise from a nation in despair to a global superpower. at the forefront of that new found confidence and display of military might on a massive scale advanced weaponry including nuclear capable missiles rumbling through beijing. the event comes at a crucial time growth is slowing as the trade war with the west takes its toll on
the economy and calls for more democracy grow louder both in hong kong and among the middle classes and mainland china. but that wasn't the point of the fireworks that ended the day along with an elaborate gala show on tiananmen square thousands of musicians and dancers performed a massive display for the nation and the world. well for more on this i'm joined tonight by so if you richardson the china director at shimon rights watch she joins me from washington tonight so it's good to have you on the program you know as we just saw there you've got this this picture of pomp and ceremony and a global show with military might and then you've got hong kong where the police shot someone in the chest today how do you read this mixed picture. well i think it hasn't been all that hard for the chinese communist party in the chinese
government to beat the odds as your setup piece suggested when it's always held all the cards and i think it's very telling to watch what's going on in hong kong where people have been guaranteed the right to free expression and simply and somewhat limited democratic rights and precisely what those people are seeing right now is that not only do they want to keep those rights but they want them expanded and i think that's why you see such different developments on the same day between beijing and moscow and you also hear the president jointed today reiterating that china is one country unity and is that going to mean for places such as hong kong also maybe for taiwan that we're talking about a future where human rights and personal liberties have no future except one that has them being eroded over time due to beijing's control. well if they didn't
get to call the shots that's precisely what happened i mean i think one of the most . devastating realities in china today is that you know it is you know the government is more affluent powerful and secure than it's ever been and yet it is no more tolerant having multiple political parties or you know respecting the rights of ethnic minorities or of letting people practice their religion as they see fit. and i think that suggests and certainly the erosion of rights that we've documented in hong kong suggest that the doing has one on one vision for how it will rule and there's no broom and that view for human rights and if it does have that vision and you add the fact that it's becoming militarily stronger it's talk to me is strong. is there anything that rights organizations can do to change to the crisis that we see in hong kong
well i mean the extraordinary success story of human rights in fact over the last 2 or 3 decades has been the rise of independent activism and let's be clear on there she didn't hang those people have been horrifically persecuted prosecuted driven into exile you know but they get up every day and they keep trying to document human rights violations and push for accountability and we see our role and certainly hope that many of the governments that have some influence over the aging also push to protect precisely these people because they are the ones who feel they are going to be able to make some positive changes like china. and they are the people who need the support from organizations such as your so that's for sure so if you were just in the trying to director of human rights watch joining us tonight from washington so if you think you. here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world one person has been killed and hundreds injured in clashes between protesters and police in the iraqi capital baghdad protesters
were angry about public services and high unemployment as well as what they see as iranian influence in the government hundreds of migrants have held a peaceful protest on the greek island of was closed to demand better living conditions the protests took place outside that overcrowded maurya refugee camp where wyatt's broke out on sunday after a fire in part of the camp killed one asylum seeker a texas jury has found a white former police officer guilty of murder for killing a black neighbor after entering his apartment amber gunner admittedly just shooting botham jean who was unarmed but she said that she mistakenly believed that he was an intruder in her apart. in washington the impeachment inquiry against us president trump is moving along quickly congressional committees have issued subpoenas for trump's personal attorney rudy giuliani and u.s.
secretary of state mike pump aoe they've also asked 5 state department officials to testify those requests to have pump aoe accusing the democrats of bullying the state department in trying to intimidate his staff of pompei it was in italy at the start of a trip here in europe and he says it's just not feasible now for his staff to testify giuliani has also suggested that he may not comply with the subpoena. democrats believe that trump abused his office by urging ukraine's president to investigate democratic presidential candidate joe biden well now the justice department has disclosed that trump asked other leaders to investigate the russia probe the probe that he once called a witch hunt. the story starts to seem all too familiar democrats say that new allegations point to yet another cover up by the trump administration according to the u.s.
justice department in may this year trump asked australian prime minister scott morrison to help discredit form a special counsel robert miller's russia investigation miller let the probe into trump's alleged ties to russian interference into 2016 u.s. presidential election it's alleged the transcript of the call of with australia's morrison was withdrawn as it was with another call from trump to ukraine's president followed him into selenski yes i know only trump insists he's done nothing wrong and made a call the call was perfect when the whistle blower report of the very center of. this 2nd case of trump allegedly trying to enlist the help of a foreign leader for his own purposes can only add more fuel to the fire already being fanned by the democrats. and for more on this i'm joined by our washington bureau chief for norman good evening to you alexandra so how does this 2nd
allegation of abuse of power how does it feed into this impeachment process that is now under way. well for the democrats this is another example and other evidence showing the president using office to advance his personal political interests but with regards to the impeachment inquiry i would say that the democratic leadership is trying to focus on the ukraine and president trumps a phone call with the ukrainian president they want to stick to this one story and they know that in the end they have to convince the american public and of course they want to be done by thanksgiving thanksgiving and christmas just around the corner what do you make xander of the certainty of his response to the subpoena that has been issued. i think that this is very telling
how aggressively secretary pumping of pushback on demands for dispositions of potential witnesses state department officials as you said he he said that. not feasible that he accused democrats of bully like tech ticks and it was also interesting interesting how quickly the democrats fired back a warning secretary pompei of that if he is trying to prevent witnesses from talking to congress if he is trying to intimidate potential witnesses this would be seen as obstruction of justice and impeachable offense and they also said that in the letter it sends to secretary pompeo that if it's true that he was on this phone call with the ukrainian president he will be regarded as potential witness amazing developments there and all of this happening while you have the republican
senate majority leader mitch mcconnell saying that he would have shore yes but to take up articles of impeachment if the house of representatives approves them is it likely become to the alexander. well the inquiry has just stock and we have. the house membership saying that they supported the beginning of the impeachment proceedings but they haven't committed to how they would vote on impeachment articles however if there is evidence for the president's wrongdoing we can expect the democrats to move to a vote and they would just need a simple majority in the house of representatives to impeach the president however in the senate then this is a totally different story because in order to convict and peached a president you would need 2 thirds supermajority and as we can see right now.
senate republicans are still supporting the president strong that's right i think you would need about 20 republican senators to change their loyalties and that's a tall order alexander phenomenon the story for us in washington tonight alexandra thank you you're watching t.w. news longer from berlin still to come police in nigeria free dozens of women and girls from what is being described as a baby factory you know the victims say they were abducted to the brain and forced to give birth that story coming up in just a moment. ago to libya now in the country's ongoing civil war for months the country's eastern commander khalifa have toward his libyan national army have been trying to retake the capital tripoli from forces that are allied with the country's internationally recognized government. has been using the city of gori yard as a base to watch attacks on the capital but his forces were driven from the city
back in june still the security situation in gori yet it remains for care. the city of guardian is just 100 kilometers south of tripoli but it took us 3 hours to get there from the libyan capital by car we had to take several detours to avoid in iraq between the 2 fronts gharyan was occupied by general khalifa haftar his troops until the end of june the city has since been liberated and local residents are relieved including mare yousif it derry who we met in a hospital where urgently needed medical equipment was being delivered. and for. this road was recently blocked because the city was occupied more than the well it was very difficult to get anything in or out for example food all fuel but now we still have the problem that the main connection between god and tripoli has
been. yousef was elected mayor 5 years ago the spring after us troops drove him out of the city then commander moved tough and many other residents fall against toft has troops. thousands of them overran gharyan according to command to move tough shit in kata in order to turn the talents south of tripoli into a half dozen largest military base. but the conquerors underestimated the conquered . the world lekan are people who are outside of ghajar plan the attack but i mean he had the had no supports inside the city man that he had been there was an uprising of the people of it in medina janja none of the. hof terrorist fighters wanted to conquer tripoli from here but they lost their strategically important base at the end of june they were pushed back far into the
country's interior now the front is 60 kilometers away from gharyan but half to his militia is still attacking guardian with finer planes even so many here like commander move talk and bread seller opterons mean hope the city will soon be at peace and. the future will be better gold wedding hopefully even better than now. it will be admitted hopefully go yon will have a good prosperous future. and there's no bazaar opponent stay on the outside we'll have peace and security men will he said and be admitted but commander must talk knows that the dynamics of the civil war can very quickly change the situation especially because hostile wants to use all his might to reconquer the city. police in nigeria have freed 19 pregnant women and girls from what they are describing as a baby factory of the victims are believed to have been abducted in ri so that
their captors could then take and sell their babies to female suspects were arrested during the raid in wa. women impregnated by that kept us now free to tell less stories they were subjected to serious abuse. a woman gave me a drug suddenly labor started although i was only 7 months pregnant i was in labor for 3 days and i did not deliver until police came to free us getting. the victims say they were tricked into coming to lagos by the promise of jobs as domestic stuff poverty drove them to seek work far from their home some are as young as 15 and with your children up to. paid not on didn't get into this you. could just. give. us a kid. to sell the big. apes police say this baby
would have been sold for around $900.00 and the boy for about $1400.02 women suspects have been arrested and so far as he's still looking for a fat so-called baby factories run by criminal syndicates are not a mutual in nigeria but for these women at least their ordeal is over what's in the world of opera has lost one of its most powerful voices and a true pioneer jessye norman one of the 1st african americans to win a claim in the overwhelmingly white world of classical music or she has died at the age of $74.00 critics described her singing as sumptuous and penetrate new york's metropolitan opera has called her one of the best sopranos of the last half century . jessye norman enchanted opera
fans around the globe she was born in the southern u.s. state of georgia but launched her career in germany where she won an international music competition and 1968 a year later she made her operatic debut at the dial and burned in. the soprano and developed a wide ranging repertoire that included vahey and. but she was especially noted for singing wagner jessye norman was a trailblazer becoming one of the few african americans to achieve worldwide stardom and the opera world. in 1960 sang at the opening ceremony of the olympic games in atlanta norman won numerous prizes to about her career such as the national madoff arts and a total of 5 grammy awards including one for lifetime achievement she also want to claim as a jazz singer but her heart always been long to the opera. and
sports news day 5 at the world athletics championships started with a gold rush for american athletes donovan brasier won the 800 meter setting both a new championship and u.s. record and in the pole vault sam kendrick successfully defended his title his jump of 5 meters 97 made him a double world champion ahead of the swedish teenager sensation arm on the plant. after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day. where
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