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if you get rid of the. rule. this is deja vu news live from berlin one year of anger on the streets of friends demonstrations across the country marking the anniversary of the yellow vests movement police respond with water cannon and tear gas as fires violence erupt in paris. also coming up it's been 30 years since the velvet revolution brought down communism and what used to be czechoslovakia now checks are back on the streets demanding more democracy calling on the resignation of their prime minister.
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and way book rough welcome to the program a fiery anniversary today across france as the yellow vest movement marks one year since 1st taking to the streets in paris police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse at times violent crowds the movement which has been accused of tolerating anti-semitism and nationalist views in its ranks is attracting fewer people these days yet activists say they'll keep up the pressure on the government to improve the lives of regular workers. then numbers have dropped since they peaked 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 the now familiar confrontation with riot police on the streets of paris. i was shocked to read a book i couldn't even breathe there was some much tear gas if the guy from
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mcdonald's hadn't opened the door for me i'd be on my way to hospital these imbeciles keep firing tear gas at as. the yellow vests want to make it clear to president emanuel micron that they haven't gone away a new poll shows more than half the french population support them. on a true gentleman who is still in exactly the same place but we won't give up we will fight for our purchasing power for them to stop imposing taxes on us the little ones because we're fed up of dying in silence while they sleep has been coming here every saturday from the beginning and as you can see we're good to go on for a 2nd year because there's nothing nothing nothing and yet you know. 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 scrapped plans for a massively unpopular increase in fuel tax but more on rest is likely before the
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year is out unions of called mass strikes early next month to protest against proposed pension reforms. lisa lewis has been covering the protests in paris for us she says that while the crowds in the streets may have diminished their anger over the economy as. today's one year anniversary of the yellow this movement so thousands of people turn out 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 prove a majority of the french don't want the movement to regain traction and even though those who are still there protesting are determined to continue their
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demonstrations the government also seems determined to continue its reforms and to not be deterred by a few 1000 protesters. in the czech republic around a quarter of a 1000000 people took to the streets of the capital prague on saturday to demonstrate against prime minister andre bobbish the protesters are giving him an ultimatum to sell your business interests or step down opposition groups say the billionaire prime minister profits from his political office protest organizers are using the 30th anniversary of the czechs of the czech velvet revolution a milestone moment in the demise of communism in europe to make their demands. we're joined now by my colleague reporter john will sure so john tell us why now well these protests are happening because 2 years ago prime minister babbitt was supposed to put his business and media empire into a public trust fund but he didn't agra food which is an and he also owns
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a media empire including to check daily newspapers critics say this is a conflict of interest the e.u. has investigated him but they haven't done anything about it so far so today many in print felt it was important to make the voices of the. and i'm hoping here for him to step down i feel right and i'm just hoping that the people in this country will start thinking it's good photos that he can show. about democracy and about out of politics it's a really good to keep it in mind that it's not for free if we hear it you show it show him and people like him if you are here they're watching him and you will protect our democracy. so john it's interesting and probably no coincidence that these protests these people come out on the street on the 30th anniversary the velvet revolution what's the connection there so actually this movement has been building for several years 6 months ago there was a similar protest of 300000 people but organizers chose today because like you said
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of the realm of the revolution they're trying to compare corruption then to perceive corruption now they're even using some of the same slogans such as we all hear echoing the same words the 30 years ago the prime minister babiche says he doesn't understand the criticisms and polls say that his policy remains the most popular in the czech republic despite the controversy all right john walter thanks very much for your reporting. now to some of the other stories making news around the world. protesters and police clashed early on sunday in hong kong police fired tear gas at students occupying a university and an important tunnel in the territory student demonstrators threw bricks and knowledge of cocktails many students have also barricaded themselves inside the university. and sri lanka people have voted for a new president it was a close race between former defense secretary go to buy a rajapaksa government minister. turnout was high in the poll went off mainly
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peacefully the results are not expected before sunday. at least one person has been killed during protests in iran the un rest erupted after a surprise decision by the government to raise fuel prices by 50 percent and introduce rationing protestors blocked traffic in tehran while in other parts of the country police fired tear gas at demonstrators. 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 abel murat is the interim government is struggling to restore stability following the resignation of the former president. voters in belarus go to the polls on sunday the country is widely known as europe's last dictatorship where elections tend to be a foregone conclusion president alexander lukashenko has been in power there for 25
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years and for opposition there is little room to maneuver but relations with russia the country's longtime patron are souring which has some beller stance looking west . arianna is 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
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the e.u. what arianna would really welcome though is a less autocratic form of leadership in her country. and. i don't have much to do with politics i also don't want to but what's the point if it's people from the top who decide not the public. although parliamentary elections take place on sunday election posters are scarce like here at this small market place in the town of very xeno just by the elections are awaiting they've already been decided on without a vote larry almost sankoh 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 you my son has completed 2 higher edge. cation 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 what'll post that sadness to
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that his small campaign stand seems to be the only one who wants to meet the candidate but the 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 aleksander look it does seem to be playing both sides now seen here on the left in 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. psychological trauma is
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a major problem in sierra leone which is still recovering from a brutal civil war to cope some soldiers are turning to yoga as a way to move beyond the past horrors and live in the present you create problems for your end of the do you meet 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 think that i'm still traumatized but i am now able to control it because of how you're going to transform me you know i'm a new person sierra leonean society bears deep scars civil war raged in the 1990 s. and 2000 rebel groups recruited young children as fighters in 2014
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struck thousands lost their lives or their loved ones the mental wounds linger on. using yoga to manage depression and trauma is the brainchild of army sergeant felix and moosa. 9. by a print new gay think. you don't always think about what's hot spot you think the present moment i just want to always tell and forget about what go on yeah i know you saw a lot quite a long time to. think about what you are presently doing. yoga was virtually unknown in sierra leone but to us study convinced the army it could help x. competence with depression and p.t.s.d. . did come up to see this you guys really good. forget about what we've been seeing want to have been doing. 5 years after the yoga project
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started here it is providing respite for many long term it provides them with the hope of a path to recovery. let's look at sports now in a major upset in tennis stefano has defeated roger federer in the semi that 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. and in football germany sealed their place at next summer's euro 2020 tournament after a 4 nil win against belarus and mention. him live side has also required it required a helping hand from old rivals the netherlands whose nil no result against northern ireland confirms germany's qualification. germany had been in the driving seat long
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before mathias opened the scoring in the 41st minutes they got back and he's on 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 winner now has 17 goals for his country jumped on for germany who can now focus on find shooting their preparations ahead of euro 2020 in june. now reminder of the top story we're following for you violent protests on the streets of paris demonstrations in the capital another french cities to mark the anniversary of the gaggle that's movement the police respond with water cannons and tear gas. up next just living in the digital age but
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