sidelines. sweep through paris again in another round of anti-government protests. to disperse crowds in the sixth consecutive weekend of action dozens of injuries and arrests are reported also ahead. dependent's riot. leaving dozens injured in protest of the government meeting in the city which coincided with the anniversary of a heavy police crackdown. sacked for refusing to sign an oath to. the united states texas authorities over amount of free pledge which is in force in a dozen other american states particularly crossing the line. 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 views outside of your work. shaking hands is something more than just a friendly greeting it's been a part of the country's citizens. but not everyone sees it as a positive. shaking how. many members. of the opposite sex it's a sign of friendship if you don't want to be friendly if you don't want to make similar if you don't want to be told. there were you watching this weekend this is your news from our c enter national. welcome to the program first for you this clashes have again erupted in paris this saturday with anti-government protests occurring throughout the french capital almost eighty arrests have reportedly been made throughout the day with the
so-called yellow vests out in force during this last weekend before christmas. i've been following that for us. well chaotic scenes here just outside the hotel de ville in paris just think a look over here here gas raining down as the protests just look like they were trying to push towards the island were not for 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 usual is come out through a six day when 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 a form of 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
i just take a look behind you see some of the special mobilized police units who are out in force some one thousand two hundred and twenty five police officers were being mobilized today and security offices are all fewer than what we've seen in previous weeks eight thousand last week and that's because many people who watch the protests 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 these police forces are coming in for a few or many people saying the reasons behind that is some additionally seans are actually happy with what's being offered by the government there is a huge increase in a hundred of one hundred euros in those on a minimum salary also no social conjugation plans new taxes for those who work
extra 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 say 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 come home she's led by emmanuel mack on the ready we've seen some of those tensions between the police and the protesters so we thought we'd if you would include of what we do to try and stay safe we were on to the streets when we were in these protests and then we were covering them so take a sneak look at what we do see you path for approach i asked. my . 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. thank . you thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you thank you. 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. as you can see tear gas is being fired by the police. these to gas going everywhere
now tear gas is an irritant sickly if you are 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 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 if we see these 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 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 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. so it's also been lively in neighboring spain as well violence has flowed in
barcelona with pro independence protests erupting in the catalonia region leaving more than sixty protesters and police officers injured. stemmed from a government decision to relocate the weekly cabinet meeting from madrid to the catalan capital extensively as a conciliatory gesture of unity but it also coincided with the first anniversary of a heavy handed police crackdown on independence supporters a journalist in barcelona talked of through friday's renewed protest ermey the cabinet meeting it's held in madrid that has had just sent as it's already and others the also want to do it here in barcelona and people took it as
a provocation 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 leave it at that this is politico's which means these libor rates the political prisoners still nine of them are held in detention 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 that people took out of the streets not only here in the center but also they've blocked he said what seven which is the three way to leaving to the airport so many people were blocked today and couldn't go home for christmas. prior to the cabinet meeting all parties had agreed to a quote effective dialogue and independence referendum held in october last year it was deemed illegal by betrayed which then arrested catalan leaders for rebellion
and sedation the spanish prosecutor recently claimed that former counsel and president colors put their mom spends more than eight million euros on the referendum which of course such accusations bizarre. the spanish history academic and britain's newcastle university says politicians are misreading the mood of the people. that's the. current work it's the. only chance the mind meant. and there. was no deal so many ways. not wrong everyone in. the crew stand on the spanish and we can. see in the elections in december last year. was somehow symbolic to both spanish and the current government for the current government because they
haven't been able to do much good last year. a partial shutdown of the us government come into effect after the senate failed to approve billions of dollars for building a border war with mexico that's been demanded by donald trump we're going to have a shutdown and 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 this is the third time washington shut its doors this year nine federal departments of stopped their work with almost four hundred thousand employees staying at home hundreds of thousands more will work without pay for now until an agreement can be struck dave lindorff who is a founding editor of the online news website this carby happening thinks it's 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 me in the government's ability to pay its debt on time 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 an every year thing and trump has made it more so with this continuous threats to shut down the government but it's really a joke well despite that it's unclear how long the situation's going to last this time around but president from did early a stress that it could last a long time has a look back at the reasons for previous shutdowns in d.c. .
an american speech therapist is suing authorities in texas after being sacked from her job at a school for refusing to sign an oath the pledge is to never be a part of any boycott movement on israel that's required by law signed in over a dozen states prohibiting the employment of people with anti israeli sentiments
his kind of open. 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 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 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. new york without shaking hands to cement your citizenship why a danish north being accused of targeting muslim immigrants will explain why on.
earth. i certainly don't expect that very many people will choose to be biologically go through a big move your body isn't working also means your mind isn't working so. i believe that we will have pretty much no biologically old people cause we will have a much greater number of people. welcome back the handshake is supposed to be
a simple friendly greeting but this week it's causing something of a fall out then my. has adopted a new laura blighting people to shake hands as part of the ceremony to become a danish citizen and supporters of the law insist that it's a national custom it's an integra part of being danish they say the reason it's causing consternation though is because of claims that it targets muslims for whom physical contact with non-family members of the opposite sex is forbidden for religious reasons some danish mez are also refusing to comply it's against my ideology and conviction to have to force the people to have boards. well it's a subject which fired at reaction when we discussed it here on r.t. with both sides of the argument saying that 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 having to say well actually you know what for religious reasons i do not want to shake somebodies 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 tell us how it's going to be versatile guy 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 the job enjoy is going to play to the gallery are going to talk to you about individual freedom human rights. to the gallery. does it 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 ferry the fact that people have been forced to do this you've got dozens of mayors of all under the city you know now you don't know jehmu to do more on the point is the central point is this 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. citizen and this idea that it's an attack on your human rights on grow up what do you want to assimulate what do you want to sit in with a western coach or what not they want to be the other people on this godmamma ease always doing this 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 it make you less of a human being doesn't stop you from contributing to society making a positive contribution to now i'm somebody who personally my own choices i do people may learn female but there will be people out there who choose not to stare choice. as a question of faith and tradition then look no further than confectionery brands with producers of the world famous toblerone chocolate declaring the christmas favorite is now being allowed compliant.
certification did not result in any change to another traditional toblerone original production process essential to our criteria anyway. islamization does not take place in europe it is that pure coincidence depicted in the chocolate variety is now certified as. iconic swiss chocolate becomes hard to conform with islamic you. everyone who claims to be a pullman's to this limousine you must refuse to buy. time to say goodbye to.
people remain trapped in a mine in central 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 in the. area of the region a rescue operation and so far failed to reach the trapped miners they've had five attempts now due to the immense heat and thick smoke they've been prevented from reaching those miners a representative for the mining companies admitted that the chances of getting the workers out alive is extremely low and initial reports suggested that a methane explosion caused the fire but that's been rolled out russia's investigative committee is looking into whether any safety regulations have been violated. new this hour the u.s. envoy to the anti eisel coalition has reportedly resigned over donald trump's decision to withdraw u.s. troops from syria brett mcgurk resignation if it's confirmed comes just one day after defense secretary james mattis also announced that he's going to step down
early next year in protest over the planned military pull out a number of prominent lawmakers both democrat and republican have criticized trump's decision to get out of syria but the move has been backed by some key players in the region including america's nato ally turkey. so. the trump told us during our conversation will you from here. before and after this. as long as you give us the support in terms of logistics and how they started to withdraw they have. well others involved in the syrian conflict are not on board with washington's plans drums decision has been met with anger among kurdish forces in the region with family members of its fighters appealing to the u.s. to with reverse that withdrawal of mothers and wives of the soldiers of the armed opposition called the syrian democratic forces have been gathering near an american military base in aleppo province. one zero zero zero. and their kid turned his
baroness as we continue to find. it was our airline brownie. why did they leave us at this time. we went to the airfield as it promised that they would not leave and now they've sold us out. tensions are already rising in northern syria with turkey now vowing an offensive against the kurdish forces which currently control the city of mann bridge a representative for the syrian democratic forces told russian media that they aren't ruling out handing the city back to the syrian government to prevent turkey launching a similar operation the one ankara carried out 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
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 that talk is threat with costs gone to find together the americans and the collison again the talk until there was trouble from this around their values as is complicated 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 friend threatened that manned beach would be the next target. as i said before our relationship is at 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 dish 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 of work together. we are a part of syria and we don't support separatism what you want an agreement to be reached in this trade as part of a free syria. 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 mazes is very very important strategically. to keep the turks away as well the turks are not going into monkeys as they have threatened to do so given 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. 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 ok the news so far today your next update from me in the tape machine half an hour after a direct it tonight. sad
to say that it wouldn't be the first time that there are hundreds of millions of dollars if not billions of dollars that are lost in the pentagon's bookkeeping so to be honest i'm not completely surprised that three hundred twenty one million dollars in refueling costs split missing i'm very glad that saudi arabia and emirates have now promised to pay that bill but i think there's no avoiding the reality that that bill is actually being paid for by the people of yemen the people of yemen who died under saudi arabia's and the immoralities indiscriminate bombardment of the country. yes. the glue