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yellow vests we. reported. independence. leaving more than sixty injured in protest a government meeting in barcelona which coincided with the.
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crossing the line. doesn't sound like. you don't go to work. you should be able to have your own political views. and. shaking hands is something more than just a friendly greeting it's been made. but not everyone sees it. many members in the. friendship if you don't want to be friendly if you don't want to make. if you don't want to be.
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just seven am in mexico city at ten pm in tokyo and four in the afternoon right here in moscow this saturday december the twenty second welcome to r.t. international. clashes have erupted in part again this saturday with a government protest marching through the french capital the so-called yellow face right to enforce during this last weekend before christmas let's go straight to charlotte dubin ski who is in paris for a charlotta how is the situation on folding there. well we've had some tense moments over the last hour or so with some clashes between the protesters and the police what seems to be happening is the protest is over rule king oh around paris they don't seem to have any particular idea where they going but they were looking right at the scene really go too close to the emmys
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a palace is of course the hearts of the president and it was at that point that we saw the tear gas being deployed trying to push those protesters away now we actually witnessed a number of people being injured including one man who looked like he had his nose broken all the people with the leg injuries in the streets as people who just trying to flee to get out of that city gas because we were all cattle to into a small street and it was as we've said many times until it's so painfully so uncomfortable that the first thing that you want to do is fully now we've had reports there are hundreds of people out in paris but really alex my camera to turn the camera around and so i get you a big view and we're going to say there is at least two thousand people moving down this road from oprah towards the new so there are definitely thousands of people out to the streets here in paris many saying there are no happy days to calling for the resignation of the press. i didn't i'm happy with what's being offered on the
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table so you fall so what has been offered will of course the government said they were going to completely scrap that tax hike on feel that was due to take place in january also an increase in the minimum wage for some people by a hundred euros a month i'm things such as overtime hours wouldn't be taxed also wouldn't have to make any social contributions but many people i've been speaking to just say it's too late to know late and what they want is much more from the government and they determined to keep marching to keep these protests going there or fewer people than they have been perhaps in other weeks but many people say that's actually because we're coming up to the christmas period here in front of many people trying to get themselves ready for december twenty fifth now in terms of the security of all fewer police and security offices out on the streets of paris today less soon one thousand three hundred that's compared to around eight thousand last week and as we
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said already there have been clashes between that which as in the police so we wanted to give you a sneak preview into how we can ready as a team to try and make sure that we're safe when we come to the protests. thanks. if there's one thing the french really know how to do it's protest at all t. we believe that the best way to tell a story is to really get to the heart of it and that's essentially what we try to do as a team in the protests. i do. thank you.
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but this brings its own difficulties and dangers so how do we try and stay safe well firstly we always carry a medical kit now as well as the basics i think that these little i washed pods are with their waiting gold particularly after being ticked asked. oh you can see the tear gas is being fired by the police. this chilly gas going everywhere now tear gas is an irritant sickly for your eyes you know as your mouth and your lungs and its effects kick in after about thirty seconds now that can include difficulty breathing and chest pain it's a chemical weapon which is actually found from being used in warfare yet it's still used to control crowds to mitigate its impact we wear protective goggles like this and respirators and if we see crazy on the streets of paris rubber bullets
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being deployed each she is streaming down my face again as a result of tear gas i can't tell you how many times now we've been gassed with all those gloss bottles the stones the to gas canisters and sometimes even molotov cocktails flying about having a hard hat is very important. when things turn particularly nasty the police have been known to shoot rubber bullets now it may not look like a very much but one of these little guys can cause some serious damage and they can even be lethal so try and keep my cool area safe where this fast it weighs around two and a half kilos and the idea is that if i. a direct hit it's going to help disperse
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the impact and hopefully reduce any injury. so that's the basics of the kit now we are all set for the next act. let's stay in europe where violence has flared in barcelona with pro independence protests are rotting in spain's castle only a region and even more than sixty protesters and police officers injured.
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only on rest stemmed from a government decision to relocate the weekly cabinet meeting from madrid to the council on capital a stand sibley as a conciliatory gesture of unity but it coincided with the first anniversary of a heavy hundred police crackdown on independence supporters a journalist in barcelona talk to us through friday's renewed protests barmy the cabinet meeting is held in madrid that has had just sent as it's already and out of the actually also want to do it here in barcelona and people took it does approve occasion because only one year ago that's a long and declared independence so people obviously are angry because they want to be independent and they want to be separate separate from the whole thing so as you can see behind me you have signs of leave it at that this is politico's which means these libor rates the political prisoners still nine of them are held and the tension and basically you have all these people you have young people protesting
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and still trying to remember what happened here one one year ago so as people took out of the streets not only here in the center but also they blocked a piece that what seven which is that three way to leading to the airport so many people were blocked today and couldn't go home for christmas. or previously all parties had agreed to a quote effective dialogue and independence referendum held in october last year was deemed illegal by madrid which then arrest the council on leaders for rebellion and said to should respond to. prosecutor recently claimed that former castle president carlos pushed him out spent more than eight million euro on the referendum which the mob called such accusations bizarre. but a spanish history academic at britain's newcastle university sais politicians in catalonia are completely misreading the mood of the people. i'm.
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trying to work through. the mind. and very. much do you see many ways. the government think you cannot wrong everyone in. the crew stand on the spanish and we can. see in the elections in december last year. was somehow symbolically very both in spanish and the current government of the current government because they haven't been able to do much in the last year in terms of. a partial shutdown of the us government has come into effect the senate has failed to approve billions of dollars for building a border war with mexico demanded by donald trump. we're going to have
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a shutdown there's nothing we could do about that because we need the democrats to give us their votes let's get out let's work together let's be bipartisan and let's get it done this shutdown hopefully will not last long well this is the third official shutdown this year this time around nine federal departments have stopped their work with almost four hundred thousand employees at home hundreds of thousands more will work without pay for now until an agreement can be struck dave lindorff funding editor of the online news website this account be happening thanks it's all a bit of a gimmick it's it's all theater it's playing to the media the media is making them as happened one time with this but you know it's becoming kind of a joke in the united states that you know this super powerful super rich country can't come up with a budget every year and it's almost every year thing that trump has made it more so
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with this continuous threats to shut down the government but it's really a joke when he's on clear how long the situation is going to last but president trump earlier stressed that the shutdown could last a long time here's a look back at reasons for previous shutdowns in d.c. .
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american speech therapist is suing authorities in texas after being sacked from a school for refusing to pledge that she would never boycott israel. as. required i should say by law signed in over a dozen states perhaps putting the employment of people really sentiment kill up martin. the first amendment of the u.s. constitution guarantees citizens the right to criticize the american government however if you criticize a foreign government you might get in trouble and twenty six in u.s. states government contractors are forbidden from boycotting israel in texas
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employees are required to sign an oath saying that they do not and will not boycott israel or engage in any activity intended to sow economic harm one speechcraft just refused to sign the oath and was fired she says this violates her rights and she's taking it to court it's a baffling that they can so this down our throats you know and decide to protect another country's economy versus protect our constitutional rights and this isn't just a red state republican thing here in a liberal new york a similar laws in effect we are against the b.d.s. movement and it's very simple if you boycott against israel new york you we've been hearing what locals have to say about it think it's a little bit odd it's ridiculous crossing the line that's wrong doesn't sound right you go to work to work you don't go to work for your outside life you should be able to have your own political of views outside of your work because people can do as they wish i guess and you know you shouldn't put that on employees to be the one way or the other you can have someone sign. an agreement for taking another country
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congress even has a bill in the roster that would punish american companies were engaging in a boycott we must continue to stand firm against the profoundly by this campaign to legitimize the state of israel through boycotts divestment and sanctions supporters of the bill say that it would only affect major companies however some fear it could be used to punish individuals were this legislation to pass federal officials would have a new weapon at their disposal to chill and suppress speech that they found objectionable or politically unpopular if there was a law forbidding criticism of the. american government we would see rioting every american is taught about the moral principles the country was founded on however there are many who feel that israel deserves a special layer of protection from those who might disagree with its rather controversial actions. r.t.
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new york. shaking hands to cement your citizenship why a danish law is being accused of targeting muslim immigrants when explained why that's. what holds us do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so if you want to be president and she. want to be that's. what you going to be for us this is what before you can't be good that i'm interested in the why. should. i suddenly go to expect that very many people will choose to be biologically go
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through a big battle of the me of your body if he's working for osa i mean few months he's working so well i believe that indeed we will have pretty much no biologically old people even if we will have a much greater number of prolifically old people. hello again the hunchback is supposed to be a simple friendly greeting but this week it's causing something of a fall out denmark has adopted a new law obliging people to shake hands as part of the sort of money to become a danger citizen supporters of the law insist it's a national custom on the tag part of being danish now the reason it's causing
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consternation is because of claim to targets muslims for him physical contact with the nun family members of the opposite sex is forbidden for religious reasons some danish mirrors are refusing to comply it's against my ideology and conviction to have to force the people to have boards equal into it well it is a subject which fired up reaction when we discussed it here in r.t. with both sides of the argument saying it boils down to respect. it just shows how petty and vindictive the danish government is shaking hands is a personal choice there are many members of the jewish community you would choose not to shake hands of the opposite sex you can be vibrant members of society you can play an integral part in health and education as a lawyer in business be a good citizen without. you know what for religious reasons i do not want to shake someone's hand and therefore i'm not going to do that does that make you any less of a human being less of a responsible citizen and you want to live in denmark they want to shake hands well
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from we shake hands get in the modern world use this nonsense we don't shake hands it doesn't. go they finish go back to their country want to be forced it's a sign of friendship if you don't want to be friendly if you don't want to make similar coach or if you don't want to be tolerant go home i'm sure there's loads of places where you don't even have to shake hands but you can chop each other's hands off if you steal some of the job enjoy it is going to play to the gallery are going to talk to you about individual freedom human rights. to the gallery. and it doesn't necessarily make it possible that you won't be responsible citizen engaged in society played an active role just being able to practice your faith the fairy the fact that people have been forced to do this you've got dozens of men as of. now you don't object moving to the north and the point is the central point is this
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that it's about individual responsibility it's about human rights and it's about stopping bigotry and this law pacifically designed to target just a muslim community is discriminatory and inacceptable if you read the articles if you take the time to do it rather than just play with a chip on your shoulder you'll see it's not just about muslims and secondly if you don't like to shake hands don't move to denmark or don't because. i'm an issue citizen and this idea that it's an attack on your human rights home on grow up why do you want to simulate whatever you want to fit in with western culture but no they want to be the other people on this godmamma ease always diminish it wants to spread create division and then he accuses me of played to the gallery listen we shake hands in the west it's the way it is by not shaking hands does that make you a less of a human being doesn't stop me from contributing to society making
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a positive contribution now i'm somebody who personally my own choices i do shit people male and female but there will be people out there who choose not to touch their choice and if it's a question of faith tradition then look no further than confectionery bronze with producers of the world famous top your own chop at the clearing the christmas spirit as being a low. certificate did not result in any change to another traditional type
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a round of original production process essentially meets the house criteria anyway . islamization does not take place in europe it is therefore pure coincidence that the depicted in chocolate variety is now certified as. iconic swiss chocolate becomes to conform with islamic purity. everyone who claims to be a pullman's to the viewer must of course refuse to buy. time to say goodbye. is next moves. this week president trump left the international community stunned following his
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surprise decision to withdraw u.s. troops from syria however the move has been backed by a number of leaders including one major nato ally. told us during a conversation with. him. before and after this. as long as you give us the support in terms of logistics and how they started to withdraw they have. not all of those involved in the syrian conflict are on board with washington's plans though it's safe to say trumps this issue has been met with anger among the kurdish forces in the region family members of the fighters in particular appealing to the u.s. to reverse the withdrawal mothers at wives of the soldiers in the armed opposition the syrian democratic forces have been gathering near an alleged american military base in aleppo province. and their kid turned his back on us as we continue to fly into. a line of any rock. why did they leave i
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said. we went to the airfield they promised that they would not leave and now they've sold us out. or tensions are already rising in northern syria with turkey narvel going on offensive against the kurdish forces which currently control the city of man beach a representative for the syrian democratic forces told russian media they aren't ruling out hunting the city back to the syrian government to prevent turkey launching a similar operation in the province to the one it curry died after the liberation from islamic state back in twenty sixteen. we do not support and we would oppose efforts to move south and engage in activities against the syrian democratic forces so kurdish commanders have made
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commitments that they will turn over areas to local populations as they have been so tremendously successful in liberating those areas from dash we expect them to live up to those commitments. that i'm from on base maffei to thank and their talk is threat with costs gone to find together the americans and the collison again they talk to me until they have a struggle from this around their validus is completed this is sarah territory. but this year we noticed more movement from the euphrates shield along the front line as turkey before its military operation on a free and threatened that manned beach would be the next target.
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as i said before our relationship is a critical juncture either we must put it back on track or it will further deteriorate we have agreed essentially to normalize our relationship again question of man and it is one that as i said is going to be given priority in our joint work you are there for and this is one of the four measure it is one of the issues for us to work together. we are a part of syria and we don't support separatism but you want an agreement to be reached and saw from this tree as part of a free syria. well former pentagon security analyst michael maloof police the syrian government will look to fill the void being left by u.s. forces well i think that given that the u.s. is pulling out it's only inevitable that assad would. begin to move
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move his troops back in and mazes is very very important strategically to keep the turks away as well the turks are not going into my own bees as they have threatened to do so giving it back to us is very important and i think that that avoids the potential for a major conflict between turkey and the kurds and so and also. turkish president everyone has pledged support now for assad so. this this is all beginning to offer an a whole new dynamic in that region as a result of the u.s. pull out. to cite the market where a group of indigenous people from argentine this person going to region or some of the world's biggest oil and gas companies for environmental damage than the put
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tribes say the contamination from fracking sites threatens their lives and why life across the epic landscape. does it does your legal eagle a good current make a logical situation where the us is very serious and alarming our community feels under threat because there's been a violation of our rights and there's uncertainty over our lands getting energy firms have taken advantage of legal loopholes to come here in the big day and night leah's they can put this on deadly menace over us. no it isn't i love the e.c.m.
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as it is by the region's natural richness that people here are very poor having in energy companies come blunder and contaminate are less able to fortunes they make are kept for themselves and the people they pay off to cover this all up in the mean and. the way visa oil companies operate is pure environmental vandalism demonstrates how little control local authorities truly how. they look is a lie i hope this will be a serious investigation.

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