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this is dean of us live from berlin one year of anger in the streets of friends demonstrations across the country marked the anniversary of the gavel that's movement police respond with water cannon and tear gas as fires violence erupt in paris. also coming up germany's greenways green party is surging in the polls thanks in part to its popular pair of the top but can the greens eventually step into i believe merkel shoes and also on the show we go to west africa to take a look at an unusual project the former fighters in sierra leone are using yoga as
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a way of coping with the long term effects of the devastating civil war. that might go across welcome to the program a fiery anniversary today in france as yellow vest protesters mark one year of their grassroots movement there were demonstrations today across france including in paris where violence flared police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowds the movement has waned recently with far fewer people turning up for the weekly marches but still one year on activists insists they won't give up. their numbers have dropped since they peaks last year but france's you know best protesters are still determined to take a stand against inequality in time living costs the movement's 1st anniversary soon . now familiar confrontation with riot police on the streets of paris. i couldn't
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even breathe there was so much tear gas if the guy from mcdonalds hadn't opened the door for me i'd be on my way to hospital these imbeciles keep firing tear gas at his guys if the yellow vests want to make it clear to president emanuel macro that they haven't gone away a new poll shows more than half the french population support them. we're still in exactly the same place but we won't give up we will fight for apaches think power for them to stop imposing taxes on us the little ones because we're fed up of dying in silence what out this week has been coming here every saturday from the beginning and as you can see we're good to go on for a 2nd yeah because there's nothing nothing nothing yeah yeah yeah yeah. despite these latest disturbances the movement has lost momentum that's partly because mike ross softened his stance and offered billions in state aid and tax cuts he also
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scrapped plans for a massively unpopular increase in fuel tax but more unrest is likely before the year is out unions have called mass strikes early next month to protest against proposed pension reforms. and lisa lewis has been covering the protests in paris for us she says while the crowds might be smaller anger in the streets is not. today's one year anniversary of the yellow vest movement so thousands of people turnout across france there were clashes between the police and protesters here in the capital paris and in other cities and it's clear that the underlying anger that triggered the movement in the 1st place is still very much there however the number of protesters has gone down drastically and according to one poll a majority of the french don't want the movement to regain traction and even though
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those who are still there protesting i determined to continue their demonstrations the government also seems determined to continue its reforms and to not be deterred by a few 1000 protesters. there. germany's greens are in the opposition for now but polls show that nipping at the heels of uncle america's leading conservatives increased concern over climate change is largely responsible for their newfound popularity but also the party's co-leaders have done their share uniting and expanding the party's base now general elections here in germany aren't scheduled until 2021 and there's a good chance the greens could find themselves in government but still they struggle in germany's former east where many voters fear a climate agenda will hurt a region already suffering from brain drain and d. industrialisation. flowers for the winner the greens reelected and only in about
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book as co-leader with 97 point one percent of the vote thank you i accept the result i'm speechless and close to tears thank you no leader of the green says ever been elected by such a margin before in her acceptance speech i have a stress to call it receiving a carbon neutral economy and society. the most enough is what we have to assure that the ecological transformation is the social economical transformation that works for all people for all people in the society thank you democrats also reelected talk about topic books partner in leadership he told delegates he wants to open the greens to a wider and that trent. do from me we can't allow ourselves to be rigid we have to listen to legitimate criticism and always be ready to talk to everybody . a couple of the questions remain unanswered should to greens propose a candidate for chancellor in the next election and who should that be but it was
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clear that the party feels ready to govern. it should be exposed are you we are growing into a new role and that is not just to participate in government but to provide leadership. oh too few of them. the greens have thick ambitions but they remain weak in germany eastern states and in areas where voters fear climate action will hurt industries many voters still see to greens us who are detached from ordinary voters concerns. now to some of the other stories making news around the world thousands of protesters have gathered in the czech capital prague to call on prime minister under a bobbish to step down the sheet group say the billionaire prime minister profit from his political office the rally coincided with the 30th anniversary of the velvet revolution that ended communist rule. at least. at least one person has been killed during protests in iran the unrest erupted after
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a surprise decision by the government to raise fuel prices by 50 percent and introduced rationing protesters block traffic in tehran while in other parts of the country police fired tear gas at demonstrations. of protesters in bolivia have been mourning the death of at least 8 people who were shot by security forces during violent demonstrations in support of deposed president evo morales the interim government is struggling to restore stability following the resignation of the former president. people in belarus will elect a new parliament on sunday elections there usually provide few surprises as president alexander lukashenko has held power unopposed for 25 years top opposition candidates have been kept off the ballot meaning that only those loyal to look at shea go stand a chance of winning seats now in recent years there's been a sharp deterioration in relations with russia and many belarussians especially
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young people are now looking west for support. arianna as a student in minsk she dreams of having the kind of life the people in the e.u. have she says the e.u. has a stronger economy better pay and a higher standard of living she's currently writing her dissertation and would then like to go to poland to continue study more you go out for whatever reason many people say that things are bad in batteries but why i would like to find the reasons and then decide whether i want to live here or if i prefer another country . bella ruse has historically had close links to russia but it has gradually developed a distinct national identity as indicated by the street signs which are now in belorussian instead of russian. the government's also working to improve ties with the e.u. what arianna would really welcome though is a less autocratic form of leadership in her country. and. i don't have
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much to do with politics and i also don't want to but what's the point if it's people from the top who decide and not the public. know this. although parliamentary elections take place on sunday election posters are scarce like here at this small marketplace in the town of very xeno but the elections are a waste and they've already been decided on without a malaria thinks his country's relationship with russia is important but he also has concerns the retired lawyer says his son can't find any work. for me my son has completed 2 higher education courses but can't put them into practice in this country. he had to work for 4 years in russia then returned home and still can't get work in his field you know i would propose but certainly that is small campaign stand seems to be the only one who wants to meet the candidate but the
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candidate doesn't show up. believes belarus could look both east and west to secure a more prosperous future. the ties to russia need to be developed but of course they should also be improving ties with all countries including western ones and the european union. president alexander lucas does seem to be playing both sides now seen here on the left and him self only with his eastern neighbors but he has frequently held talks with the e.u. leaders in recent years for many young people in minsk lucas cinco and his politics make little difference they just want to get ahead and if that can't happen in bella ruse they'll make it happen elsewhere in sierra leone soldiers have found a novel way to tackle post-traumatic stress disorder in a country still shaped by
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a traumatic civil war and in a bowl outbreak some soldiers are using yoga to help put the past behind them. you create a problem for yourself the end of the do you keep on believe me people why do you do. yoga mats fit young people in sports kit and a charismatic instructor but this is no ordinary yoga class these are sierra leonean soldiers and they're confronting a dark past. i still get i'm still traumatized but am now able to control it because of how you're going transformed me and i'm a new person sierra leonean society because deep scars civil war raged in the 1990 s. and 2000 rebel groups recruited young children as fighters in 2014 a bowler struck sow's and lost their lives or their loved ones the mental wounds linger on. using yoga to manage depression and trauma is the brainchild of army
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sergeant felix and move. the night. by a print new gay think. you don't always think about what has passed you think about the present moment that is what always tell and forget about what go on you are you know you saw a lot for quite a long time the. think about what you are presently doing. yoga was witchy unknown in sierra leone but to us study convinced the army it could help fix competence with depression and p.t.s.d. . did come up to see this you guys are good. forgettable to what we've been seeing want to have been doing 5 years after the yoga project started here it is providing respite for many long term it provides them with the hope of
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a path to recovery. to sports now and a major upset in tennis stuff and has defeated roger federer in the semi's of the a.t.p. finals the 21 year old greek cruise past federer winning 6364 to see possible face austrian dominic team in the final on sunday. in football news germany sealed their place at next summer's euro 2020 tournament after a 4 nil win against belarus invention glad you're back in the side has had also required a helping hand from old rivals the netherlands whose nil nil result against northern ireland confirmed germany's qualification. germany had been in the driving seat long before mathias skins how open the scoring in the 41st minutes they got back
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and not showing any signs stadium and yogi live side's lead was doubled just off the half time smashing home this time to give germany some breathing space veteran midfielder tony close out of the 3rd in the 55th minute the real madrid filled with a neat finish from the edge of the area and close i did a 2nd with 10 minutes to go the 2014 world cup win and now has 17 goals for his country job done for germany who can now focus on fighting shooting their preparations and head of euro 2020 in june. and a reminder of the top story we're following for you violent protests on the streets of paris demonstrations in the capital and other french cities to mark the anniversary of the yellow vest movement and police respond with water cannons and tear gas. for watching d w news live from berlin up next it's our documentary series reporter with an indian
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