yellow vests sweep through part again in another round of government protests while police used tear gas to disperse broads in a sixth consecutive weekend and dozens of injuries. are reported also ahead. independence riots flare in barcelona leaving dozens injured in protests of a government meeting in the city which coincided with the. stock for refusing to sign an oath to israel a school therapist in the u.s. . authorities for a month of treatment which is enforced in
a dozen other americans. traditionalists crossing the line. doesn't sound like you're going to work to work you don't go to work outside night you should be able to have your own political of views outside of your work. denmark decides that shaking hands is something more than just a friendly greeting it's been made part of the country citizenship ceremony but not everyone sees it as a positive development. shaking hands is a personal choice that all many members of the jewish community would choose to shake. it's a sign of friendship if you don't want to be friendly if you don't want to make similar come if you don't want to be tolerant. or run the clock across the world. this is r.t.
international from the team and myself you know neal hello and welcome. plus his cover up did in part again this with a government protester curing throughout the french capital more than sixty arrests have been made they named yellow vests were out in force during this last weekend before christmas reporting from the french capital here charlotte to pinsky. well chaotic scenes here just outside the hotel de ville in paris just think a look over here see a gas raining down as the protesters look like they were trying to push towards the island we're not sure dumb the famous cathedral is situated they were throwing projectiles at the police and then the police responded with this tear gas this is one of many clashes we've already witnessed today in paris as you lesions come out for a six day we also saw many people injured in some of those clashes including somebody
who appeared to have a broken nose and injuries on the leg as they were trying to run out form the tear gas in an area where they had been cattle jane and those injuries largely due to the fact it seems that the crowds were pushing people away just take a look behind you see some of the special mobilized police units who are out in force one thousand two hundred and twenty five police officers were being mobilized today and security offices for all fewer than what we've seen in previous weeks eight thousand last week and that's because many people who want the protest this weekend would have died down there would be fewer protests this and they certainly all feel protests isn't what we've seen in previous weeks but there are still thousands of people here on the streets of paris as you can see just crowds trying to move away as this police forces are coming in
for few or many people saying the reasons behind that is some of the sheerly seans are actually happy with what's being offered by the government. an increase in one hundred of one hundred euros of those on a minimum salary also new social contribution plans new taxes for those who work at extreme hours and of course scrapping the fuel tax in january the hike that was due to take place which of course was the start of these protests. in november but many people hey say it's just not enough they're not happy with the government and as such we're seeing people again out on the streets of paris ready to show their own anger their own ease with the french government's current policies led by emanuel michael reddy we've seen some of those tensions between the police and the protesters so we thought we'd give you an inkling of what we do to try and stay safe we were on to the streets when we were in these protests and that we were covering them so take a sneak look at what we do to prepare for approach asked. 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. 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 taken i asked. my eyes you can see the tear gas is being fired by the police. these to you gas going everywhere now tear gas is an irritant sickly if you're always you know is your mouth and your lungs. things 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 banned 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 if we see be crazy on the streets of paris rubber bullets being deployed 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 tear 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 trying to keep my cool area safe i wear this fast it weighs around two and a half kilos and the idea is that if i get a direct hit it's going to help disperse the impact and hopefully reduce any injury .
so that's the basics of the kit now we're all set for the next act. will it stay in europe or a violence has flared in barcelona with pro independence protests erupting in spain's cuts a lonely region leaving more than sixty protesters armed police officers injured. well it stems from a government decision to relocate the weekly cabinet meeting from madrid to the capital offensively as a conciliatory gesture of unity but it coincided with the first anniversary of
a heavy handed police crackdown on independence supporters a journalist in barcelona talk to us through friday's renewed protest. the covenant meeting is held in madrid that has pederast centers that already and also want to do it here in barcelona and people to get those 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 hosting so as you can see behind me you have signs of the but at this is politico's which means these libor rate the political prisoners still nine of them are held and the tension and basically you have all these people you have young people protesting and still trying to remember what happened here one one year ago so a people took out of the streets not only here in the center but also they blocked
the fairway seven which is the three way leading to the airport so many people were blocked today and couldn't go home for christmas. were 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 arrested council on the years for rebellion which the spanish prosecutor recently claimed the former president carter's pushed him on spend more than eight million euro on the referendum pushed him on himself called such i can say sions bizarre. history academic britain's newcastle university is off the belief that politicians are misreading the mood of the people . i'm. trying to work through. the mind. and.
so many ways. not wrong everyone. is the first time the spanish. since the elections in december last year. was somehow symbolic to both the spanish and the current government government because they haven't been able to do much with. a partial shutdown of the us government has come into effect after the senate failed to approve billions of dollars for building a border war with mexico demanded by double trouble. we're going to have a shutdown there's nothing we can 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 the shutdown hopefully will not last log was not
a unique situation it's the third time this year washington to shut its doors this time around the nine federal departments have stopped their work almost four hundred thousand employees are left at home hundreds of thousands more will work without pay until they're green that can be struck dave lindorff our funding editor of the online news web site this can't 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 a big deal out of it. and it really isn't a big deal unless it blew up into something that was going to last for a month or two months or something it started hurting the the government's ability to pay its debt on time as happened one time with this but it 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 an every year thing and trump has made it more
an american speech therapist is suing authorities in texas after being sucked from her job at a school for refusing to sign an oath the pledge is to never be a part of any boycott movement israel that's required by a law signed in over a dozen states prohibiting the employment of people with m d is really sentiment killer plug. 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 u.s. states government contractors are forbidden from boycotting israel in texas 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 it's 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 congress even has a bill in the roster that would punish american companies bring gaging 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 a 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 a 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. new york shaking hands to cement your citizenship why a danish law is being accused of targeting muslim immigrants we'll explain why
after the break. join me every thursday on the alex simon show and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics small business i'm show business i'll see you then. i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter the u.s. has over one trillion dollars in debt more than ten white collar crime stamped each day. eighty five percent of global wealth he longs to the ultra rich eight point six percent market saw thirty percent just last year some with four hundred to five hundred trees per second per second and bitcoin rose to twenty thousand dollars. china's building two point one billion dollars ai industrial park but don't let the
numbers overwhelm. the only numbers you need to remember is one one does not show you can afford to miss the one and only. nine people remain trapped in a mine in so. to russia after a fire broke out on saturday morning at a depth of three hundred forty meters eight people did manage to escape the mine located near the only counts in the region a rescue operation has failed to reach the top miners after five attempts due to immense heat and thick smoke and mitchell report suggest to me thin explosion was the cause of the fire but that's been ruled out by the mining company russia's
investigative committee has opened a criminal case into the instant over a possible violation of safety regulations we will of course keep you up to date with any and all major developments from there. now the hunching is supposed to be a simple friendly greeting but this week it's causing something of a fallout denmark has adopted a new law obliging people to shake hands as part of the sermon and to become a danish citizen supporters of the law insist it's a national custom and integrity part of being danish the reason it's causing consternation is because of claims that targets muslims for whom physical contact with family members of the opposite sex is forbidden for religious reasons some danish members are refusing to comply. it's against my ideology and conviction to have to force people to have blood. well it is
a subject which is fired up reaction when we discussed it here in r.t. both sides of the argument saying really 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 and be a good citizen without having. 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 from a shaken 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 is going to play to the gallery are going to talk to you about individual freedom human rights. to the gallery. usually does that necessarily make it possible that you won't be responsible citizen engaged in society played an active role just been able to practice your faith the fairy the fact that people have been forced to do this you've got dozens of mares of. no you don't object moving to the north and the point is the central point is this that it's about individual responsibility it's about human rights and it's a part 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. citizen and this idea that it's an attack on your human rights on grow up whatever you want to assimulate what do you want to sit with western culture but no they want to be the other people on this god mama is always doing this he wants to. create division and then he accuses me of played to the gallery listen when in the west it's the way it is by not shaking hands does it make you less of a human being doesn't stop me from contributing to society making a positive contribution to now i'm somebody who put my own choices i do shake people's. female but there will be people out there who choose not to stand choice and if it is a question of faith tradition then look no further than confectionery bronze with
producers of the world famous told her own chocolate the clearing the christmas favorite as being how long. did not result in any change to our beloved traditional toblerone original recipe which production process essentially makes the hauen criteria anyway. islamization does not take place in europe it is that pure coincidence that
depicted in chocolate for i.t. is now certified as how. iconic swiss chocolate becomes. from with islamic purity. everyone who claims to be opponents to this lamaze ation of europe must of course refuse to buy joe blow. time to say goodbye i do not who does next move. president trump left the international community stunned this week following his surprise decision to withdraw u.s. troops from syria the move however has been backed by a number of leaders including one major nato ally. the trump told us during our conversation will you from him quickly of them before and after this.
as long as you give us the support in terms of logistics and how they started to withdrawal they have. others involved in the syrian conflict are not on board with washington's plans trump's decision has been met with an anger amongst kurdish forces in the region with family members of the fighters appealing to the u.s. to reverse the withdrawal of others why the soldiers in the on the opposition the syrian democratic forces have been gathering near an american military base. with one. american turned his back on us as we continue to find. any and then. why did they leave i said this time. we went to the airfield they promised that they would not leave and now they've sold us out. well tensions are already rising in northern syria with turkey now evolving an offensive against the kurdish forces which currently control the city of man be
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 to the one carried out self to ration from this law make state back in twenty six. we do not support and we would oppose efforts to move south and engage in activities against the syrian democratic forces the kurdish commanders have made commitments that they will turn over areas to local populations as they have been so tremendously successful in liberating those areas from cash we expect them to live up to those commitments. that i'm from on base maffei to thank and that takis threat with costs gone to find together the
americans and the collison again they talk to me until they have a struggle from iran their validus is completed this is sara and territory. but this year we noticed more movement from the euphrates shield along the front line as turkey before its military operation on a friend threatened that manned beach would be the next target. as i said before our relationship is a critical juncture either we must put it back on track or move further deteriorate . we have agreed essentially to normalize our relationship began questioning man and is is one that as i said is going to be given priority in our joint work in
there for and this is one of the the four measure a good one of the issues for us to work together. we are a part of syria and two we don't support separatism much you want an agreement to be reached and saw from this tradition as part of a free syria a former pentagon security analyst michael maloof believes 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 move his troops back in and is very very important strategically to keep the turks away as well the turks are not going into monday's as they have threatened to do so giving it back to assad is very important and i think that that avoids the
potential for a major conflict between turkey and the kurds and so and also a. turkish president ever to want has pledged support now for assad so. this is all beginning to offer an a whole new dynamic in that region as a result of the u.s. pull out. and that's where we leave it for now but collins here with all your global news updates in thirty head in moments however there's a storm brewing between europe and africa over fishing rights one wants to expand the other protect you delve deeper into life savers on its next. so.