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anti fracking rage in romania clashes erupt in a village between police and locals who don't want american energy giant chevron to drill for shale gas in the area. politicians descend on kiev again reaffirming their support for the anti-government demonstrations which show no signs of dying down despite the cold weather. and in the morning financial sin mandela continues why we look into concerns that traces of south africa's dark past may return this time for the country's minorities.
broadcasting twenty four seven live from moscow you're watching. international now ninety fracking protests in northeastern mania has turned violent clashes have broken out between police and locals who are trying to stop the u.s. oil giant chevron from drilling fish gas in the area artie's lucy catherine or visit the site of unrest. we're here in this is just moments after a very tense clashes between protesters who are against chevron conducting exploration for shale gas drilling here in this area in northeastern mania what you see behind me over there is actually the chevron site now protesters had ran across the street they broke down the perimeter of the chevron location tore down the fences and entered the area there were actually inside the chevron test exploration area the police had to run and there weren't arrests made at the moment but then as
you can see these units riot police officers had been called into the area this is when things very much escalated and we had several protesters arrested there were options between the police and the demonstrators and actually if we pan over here you can see people very upset about what's happening here with chevron and. these protesters who have been camped out here for over a month earlier that's the count was actually broken up by riot police officers today saturday was supposed to be a major protest there and they're still trying to get chevron to leave because although chevron and october announced it was seething operations the work had begun and these police officers are not going anywhere as you can see they're trying to keep the protesters contained to this area so that they don't break out again and go on to the chevron site now we did see several arrests some people had been injured they were taken out in medical vans we don't know exactly how many and
again it's a tense tense environment these people are very unhappy with the conduct of the police not just today but earlier and they're very unhappy that chevron is continuing these operations they feel that although chevron says that it's trying to do this in a responsible way the people here feel like they haven't been consulted they feel like their point of view isn't being taken into consideration and we have to keep in mind that this is a farming area people here rely on the land to survive if the water does get. contaminated which is something that they fear will happen as a result of the fracking their very existence is threatened which is why they're so frustrated with the situation the police officers as you can see are coming closer we're not quite sure why. again we're not exactly sure what's happening here this is private property as some of the people are saying across the road it's the chevron property but this is private land so people are very upset that the police are moving us out of the way we certainly don't want to get
arrested so we'll keep moving but i suppose they're trying to clear clear people out of here but again. tense environment the demonstration continues it's unclear what will make these protesters leave as you can see if we turn around they're sitting down they're staying their ground they don't want to leave this area. of course we'll keep you posted on the developments in romania and you can also today by following. here on twitter what is loosely mentioned the substances used in fracking will accumulate in the soil and pollute ground water and even the most of the chemicals remain in the ground for years to come. there over a function documented cases of water contamination new drilling sites with health impacts including sensory. damage kevin own spoke to environmental safety campaign george bush who says big business and government are closer than ever when it comes
to show. what you see essentially is this battle between big business and the interests of the people and a consistent pattern both in the u.k. and roumania where you're seeing major figures from the energy industry moving into into government directly david cameron as i came into came to power on the promise of being the greenest government ever and what we've seen is exactly the opposite in rumania it's exactly the same scenario we see a leader who says says no to fracking because the people want it and then when he's in power he starts dancing to the tune as a these major players like chevron the problem the bottom line here is that the general public no doubt may be. no not even a little concerned about the environment a little kid to bring a little cold to really good job to do they want cheap fuel this is one of the lawyers being both here and in romania that you know. maybe a poison your children but it's going to be cheaper to the people in neighboring plots of land the ones that have to suffer the consequences the huge increase rates
of cancer as a lot of research and problems thousands of families are being forced to move out of the areas and one of the reasons that we're not hearing more about the specific stories of the illness is that in order to get any kind of compensation from these fucking companies they have to settle out of court because they can't begin to fight the legal battles that chevron can afford. fueling the public protest in ukraine yet again a. pace has spoken to the crowds in kiev the protesters have four days to de camp from government buildings artie's pour scott is in kiev for us now he joins us live once again words of encouragement then from european politicians. yes on saturday the crowds behind me were addressed by a delegation of the e.u.
officials who once again reiterated their support for the opposition movement the delegation met with opposition leaders and mingled with the crowd but they didn't meet any representatives of the government of course the government the survived a vote of no confidence in midweek but despite this result it hasn't stopped the e.u. delegation backing calls for a snap election. but was. the discussions read today and the result in the hospital you see the people will growing the make that choice for a country really loose in freedom. and under the rule of law. well the opposition continue their blockade of certain government buildings with a deadline set by the government for them to be out expiring on tuesday on the delegation support for the opposition comes despite ukraine's prime minister calling for outside interference to stop and simple tell your slate the e.u.
delegation were condemning what they describe as russian pressure on kiev where the protesters are set once again to roll into the evening with all eyes now on sunday when the opposition organizers hope that one million people from all over ukraine will descend on the capital. thank you for that artie's polls. in kiev there thank you. well political commentator alexander nicastro of in london says the amount of attention western politicians are paying tea crane's opposition is unacceptable. maija need for any ukrainian or russian or any other diplomats or former politicians of politicians take part and then your demonstration against the e.u. in all across a very severely europe. that would cause an uproar that would probably even in the western countries going to the united nations and asking for
a meeting of the security council because that is blatant come to feel this isn't nothing to do with people call or is the way some protections like to say about it under the rule of law does not involve foreign diplomats and foreign politicians interfering and basically provoking this violence like it's cup when you knew great . journalist martin see if you followed ukraine's recent history says that to divide among its people would only deepen if the. deal happened. i think it would be a nightmare come true in the long term ukraine and the european union have a lot to gain from increased relationships with each other but the package that the e.u. was proposing and the price you create would pay and severed ties with russia and the east bloc would in the short term cause a very we'll drop in the standard of living for the ukrainian people much greater energy price costs and the european union and european commission given their own
financial woes would not be in the position to give ukraine the necessary financial support it would need in these situations the european union has major problems within its own area that it really must resolve before it can really new its all first to reach out to nations like ukraine and i think there really needs to be a fundamental reassessment in brussels of what ukraine needs which has not been adequately recognized in brussels meanwhile an investigation is underway into allegations of brain tat it's a from both the police and activists that unfolded last week. reports. it could do but i mean now why don't you call the worst moment was when i saw people being beaten on the ground at my feet they were just kids and i couldn't do anything about it and it was terrible it must never happen again. the night of november thirtieth when peaceful protests in the heart of kiev were broken up by
ukraine special right police force dozens and up in hospitals images of police beating defenseless people emerged on the internet the it was the next day it was the police on the receiving end of the violence but at the hands of a mob and not the peaceful protesters who were dispersed just the day before. the book i got hit by either a brick or a piece of pavement score in the face it's hard to tell because everything was flying but no one could predict it would go like this that there would be rocks bricks molotov cocktails as well as or i was scared for my units who were there because it was totally unexpected right in front of all of this there were these boys eighteen nineteen years old who serve in the army and everything was flying at them rocks molotov cocktails. these men are among the officers still in hospital
a week after the attack some received injuries severe enough to leave them disabled or to convince them to leave the force but both. i determined to return to service and don't have any animosity towards the crowd on independence square i can understand the people they want to express their opinion. people have the right to voice their opinion but without breaking the law it would not be an overstatement to say that many people here. is their enemy number one especially after last week's intense clashes what's there is opinion out there that the police force were simply following the instructions they have received and it's those who gave the orders that should be held responsible for the violence so. the recordings on the internet of the actual orders that received. to clear the we must create a parliamentary commission and find the person who blew it all up and hold them
criminally responsible i'm sure the orders came from someone higher than the head of police. as the protests enter their third week the tension is palpable no one wants a repeat of last week's nightmare but a resolution requires calm or efforts from both sides among people whose patience is already wearing thin. there are moves to stop britain's prisons becoming breeding grounds for extremists coming up a crackdown on hate preaching behind these underway to try to stop impressionable brits from being radicalized in that cell.
the man who led south africa right of its darkest days of apartheid nelson mandela will be laid to rest on december the fifteenth that is family estate but can the change and equality he embodied be maintained in a country which suffered such deep scars support a slayer asks if a different chapter on segregation lies ahead. for many years south africans in particular have been asking themselves the question what happens when mandela pos is on and for a long time there was a war we that everything he stood for which was essentially bringing white and black south africans to give it would disappear when he dies this question has become less urgent as the years have passed on and a new generation of south africans has come to the fore but certainly there are pockets of particularly white south africans who are today afraid now i visited the
community of clean fun tain which is a white on cave they you find only off the condos now these are white south africans who can trace the roots back to european settlers who came in the sixteen hundreds you need special permission to enter the area there are security guards everywhere there are statues paying tribute to the founders of a party which was south africa's legal system of discrimination between blacks and whites people there justified the existence of such enclaves as merely a way of preserving their history the culture their language they argue against any kind of claims of racism we feel strongly about our identity and we want to protect back and preserve it this together with the fear that some white of economists feel has caused some to put in place contingency plans now there's a group called the state land is they estimate that their figures are around eighty to one hundred thousand people and they are all linked through mobile phones in
such a way that if in any time they believe a genocide happens and they do believe that a genocide is coming against white south africans they can then mobilize him selves and move to an area where they will be able to both protect themselves and be completely self-sufficient and i visited this community and this is what they had to tell me right now oh we're the stage or little six. little sort of is really a true constructs these white south africans our. are in the minority the majority really credits mandela with putting the country back from the brink of civil war for god less of the color of the skin the race the creed their religion south africans regard mandela as the hero of the struggle against apartheid and seen him as one of the greatest sons this country has ever given birth to. being a foreigner stuck in a north korean jail card be easy so gas tanks will apologize for your war crimes
apparently that is exactly what an eighty five year old u.s. veteran had to do to walk free head to our web site to get his story but in egypt more and more people are being thrown behind bars for not keeping in line with military rule r.t. dot com has details of the almost daily arrests. right to see. her story. and i think that you're. on our reporters. on. the british government has drawn up measures to stifle the spread of extremism follows the brutal murder of a u.k. soldier by islamists in london the plan includes blocking jihadist material on the
web and cracking down on hate preaching but as artie's lower smith reports the country's jails are also becoming a breeding ground for radicalism. wormwood scrubs prison in west london temporary or longer term home to around fourteen hundred male prisoners apart from the inevitable gang activity and drug taking that goes on inside many prison inmates find religion while they're doing their stretch some are genuine others not so much. those who watch on to and use that religion is an excuse for treatment and we're particularly concerned by definition clear evidence that there are youngsters being radicalized. and forced to join the right to causation of young vulnerable prisoners. who then can become a tree machine while evidence from the prison office's union shows prisoners are
necessarily so much finding gods as having shoved in their faces muslim gangs have grown in power and influence in jails all over the country and the prison officers association is concerned that they target vulnerable new arrivals for conversion and that those who are muslims already are being forced into more extremist views you speak to some prisoners and over. the cheaper food or are taught to get more time a show or just to be seen as to be part of a gun culture i've done it for protection i've done it because i was bullied extremists who ultimately released from behind these walls back into society. france has launched its second major intervention in africa with more than a thousand troops on the ground in the central african republic the soldiers with armored personnel carriers have now moved beyond the capital bangui to patrol
remote areas where the violence is at its most intense period clashes on thursday left almost three hundred people dead paris began to send reinforcements hours after the u.n. authorized the mission to quell a spike in sectarian bloodshed thousands of civilians have fled the country's main airport seeking refuge from armed fighters christian militias loyal to the asad president are fighting muslim rebels who currently control the country but once free me from the executive intelligence review magazine believes domestic problems are behind the french move recently france has become more active militarily and i think the problem with that there france and britain. have not given up they are intent on having access to news of some of the resources and wealth of the african countries or so i think france and suffering serious problems at home there is
a devastating collapse in living standards throughout all of europe so many of these things i think combining to push france forward into some of these more very activities. more of them recently than we've seen before. brief look at some other news now the world trade organization has agreed on a landmark deal which could provide a trillion dollars boost to the global economy the green is designed to speed up cross border trade by slashing red tape customs checkpoints analysts say this would also give a lift to developing nations by creating up to twenty million jobs there is the first global trade deal of its kind but as yet to be ratified by each member government. in mexico six people suspected of stealing a truck with highly highly radioactive material in a medical scanner have been released from hospital only the youngest suspect age sixteen was found to have traces of radioactive poisoning the men remain in
detention for further questioning the vehicle was carrying extremely dangerous cold war sixty when it was hijacked at gunpoint near the capital earlier this week it is one of the world's most popular vacation spots but those who try to settle down in paris often find their romantic notions shattered syria explains why. it all looks great on paper but anyone with an aspiration of living in central paris quickly discovers the nightmare and becomes looking for a flat here this picturesque center of the city might as well have a sign that says off limits to anyone with a tight budget but if you must prepare for very tight quarters when you first arrive to the far out i was completely shocked because this was the smallest area that i found myself i didn't like it from here through here. donica pay seven hundred seventy year olds for this tiny twenty square metres central paris flat in
the popular lot in quarter area plus another hundred for bills and internet she chose convenience over price a choice that's not quite there for others like sabina who lives just outside paris with three other people her bedroom in the basement. was about five hundred euros when i moved. i was looking in internet for a place with five hundred euros couldn't find anything really. expensive visited a few places. couldn't find any so i decided to move for some way to several close in more extreme cases not only do people end up far from the center but in apartments like this one where there's no kitchen or hot water so. it's a real problem in fronts this lack of housing we need a hundred to nine hundred thousand more housing this is what explains the high prices in july report released by france's national institute of statistics and
economic studies found that one hundred forty one thousand five hundred people were without a fixed residency in france a rent control law was recently passed as part of a larger housing reform to address the lack of housing substandard conditions and the trend of people being pushed out of paris and other major cities but changes in living standards won't come overnight a fact. many in the city of lights just come to accept to live in paris nice area with a. bus fare in their area you know. well ok. so i just are still your r t paris. how the mountains brightness set in a couple of minutes i'm not a international and if you are in the u.k. at the moment get ready to go underground with action retards.
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instead of blasio is gone with bill bratton who served as new york's top cop twenty years ago and most recently is l.a.p.d. chief of police and as it turns out not only was he an innovator of the controversial program back then but i think is pretty highly of the way this harassing technique is being used today just listen to what he told journalists jeffrey toobin he said if the cops are not doing stop and frisk they are not doing their jobs it is a basic fundamental tool police work and the whole country if you do away with stop and frisk this city will go down the chute as fast as anything you can imagine. wow looks like the blasio picked a real ingenious thinker and sadly that's just the beginning bratton served as l.a.p.d. chief he approved and supported a program that mapped large swathes of muslim communities to identify potential terrorists and claimed it wasn't racial profiling to mention his connections to several companies that sell technology and surveillance care to police forces across the country so let's hope this isn't it.