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the yellow vests sweep through paris again another round of anti-government protests police used tear gas to disperse crowds in the sixth consecutive weekend of action as dozens of injuries and arrests are reported also ahead. leaving dozens injured in protest of a government meeting in the city which coincided with the anniversary of a heavy police crackdown. for refusing to sign an oath to israel the school therapist in the u.s. authorities over a mandatory pledge which is enforced in
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a dozen other american states. ridiculous crossing the line. doesn't sound you go to work to work you don't go to work. you should be able to have your own political views outside of your work. shaking hands is something more than just a social gesture it's been made part of the country's citizenship ceremony but not everyone sees it as a friendly move. shaking hands is a personal choice many members of the jewish community. 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 a problem. there it's midnight say in moscow now sunday the twenty third of december here international money welcome to news. paris is again on. today with
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a yellow vest protests throughout the french capital across the country more than thirty eight thousand gathered for the latest anti-government marches. five. fifty. five. if. you're. a play say they made one hundred forty two arrests in paris once again riot officers were out in force using water cannons and tear gas charlotte to bed to get . to chaotic scenes here just outside the hotel de ville in paris just think a look over here see a gas raining down as the protests just look like they were trying to push through woods the island where not for dumb the famous cathedral is situated they were
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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 a form of the tear gas in an area where they had been cattle jane and these 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 full fewer than what we've seen in previous weeks eight thousand last week and that's because many people who watch the protest this weekend. it would have died down there would be fewer
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protests this and they certainly all feel just as in 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 those police forces are coming in for a few or many people saying the reasons behind that is some of this really shawn's are actually happy with what's being offered by the government including an increase in a hundred of one hundred euros of those on a minimum salary also no social contribution plans no 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 back 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 emmanuel might call ready we've seen some of those tensions between the police and
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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 see you path for a protest. 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
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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 but these little i washed pods are wood they're waiting gold particularly after being tig i asked. if you can see the tear gas is being fired by the police because 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 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
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and respirators if we see three zero on the streets of paris rubber bullets 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 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. it's fast it weighs around
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two and a half kilos and the idea is that if i get a direct hit it's going to help to spruce the impact and hopefully reduce any injury. so that's the basics of the kit now we're all set for the next act. bought and fled in barcelona on friday with pro independence protests in spain's catalonia region leaving more than sixty protesters and police officers injured.
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while battle stemmed from a government decision to relocate the weekly cabinet meeting from madrid to the catalan capital stand simply as a conciliatory gesture of unity but it also coincided with the first anniversary of the heavy handed police crackdown on independence supporters journalist in barcelona talk to through friday's renewed protest. the cabinet meeting is held in madrid that as pedro sanchez it already and the actually 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 politicos which means these libor rate that the political prisoners still nine of them are held in detention and. oh you have old people you had the young people protesting and still
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trying to remember what happened here one one year ago so at people took out of the streets not only here in the center but also they blocked eighty seven seven which is that freeway leading to the airport so many people were blocked today and couldn't go home for christmas. on thursday 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 catalan leaders for rebellion and sedition the spanish prosecutor recently claimed the former catalan president colors push to moms spent more than eight million euros on that referendum which it all calls those accusations bizarre. a spanish history academic at britain's newcastle university says politicians are misreading the mood of the people. trying to work through. the mind.
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and. do you see many ways. the government cannot wrong everyone in. the crew stand on this planet and we can. see in the elections in december last year. was somehow symbolic to both the spanish and the current government on government because they haven't been able to do much of the. 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 demanded by donald trump 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 by part. and let's
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get it done they shut down hopefully will not last long well this is the third time washington shut its doors this year nine federal departments of stop that work with almost four hundred thousand employees staying home hundreds of thousands more are going to work without pay for now until an agreement can be struck dave lindorff who's a founding editor of the online news website this company happening thinks it's a little 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 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 every year thing at 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 but even so it's unclear how long the situation will last still the president trump only a stress that could last a long time here's a look back at some of the reasons for previous shutdowns in d.c. .
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you're watching say shaking hands to cement your citizenship a new danish law being accused of targeting muslim immigrants we'll explain why among all stories off the break.
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few. politicians do. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and. want to. have to go right to be cross with what the vocal critics three of them or can't be good. i'm interested falls in the waters of our age. sixteen. that american speech therapist is suing authorities in texas after being sacked
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from her job at a school for refusing to sign an oath the pledge is to never be 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 with the story has kind of been the first amendment of the us 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 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 well 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
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just a red state republican thing here in a liberal new york a similar laws in effect we are against a 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. 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 views outside of your work because people can do as they wish i guess you know you shouldn't put that on employees either one way or the other you can have someone sign. an agreement you know the country congress even has a bill in the roster that would punish american companies were engaging in a boycott. against the profoundly. 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
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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. thanks the handshake is supposed to be a simple friendly greeting but this week it's called something of a fall out that marks adopted a new law or a bludgeon people to shake hands as part of the ceremony to become a danish a citizen of supporters of the lower insist that it's a national custom minutes and integral part of being danish the reason it's causing consternation is because of claims that it's targeting muslims for whom physical contact with non-family members of the opposite sex is forbidden for religious
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reasons some danish mez are refusing to comply. it's against my ideology and conviction to have to force the people to have boards. it is a subject which fired up 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. 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
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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 enjoyed 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 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 i just moved to the north and the point is the central point is this that it's about individual responsibility it's a human rights and it's about stopping bigotry and this law pacifically designed to
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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 culture but no they want to be the other people of this god mohamad is 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 now i'm somebody who personally my own choices i do shake people's. female but there will be people out there who choose not to touch their
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choice. well if it's a question of faith and tradition then perhaps look no further than the sweet shop because the makers of the triangular tree toblerone of this week declared the chocolate favorite now being compliant. certification did not result in any change to our beloved traditional toblerone original recipe its production process essentially meets the whole of criteria anyway.
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islam isolation does not take place in europe it is therefore certainly pure coincidence that depicted in chocolate writing is now certified as how. i call it swiss chocolate becomes. filled with islamic purity. everyone who claims to be a pullman's to the viewer must of course refuse to buy. time to say good boy i do know kids who does next moves would. say. ok that's how it looks from moscow for now wherever you're watching us thanks for choosing a few news this hour next on three international not about the fight to save the seas from overfishing but if you're watching us right now in the u.k. autumn to chill latest going underground.
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a big ball of the good old move your body isn't working for a while it also means your mind isn't working so well i believe we will have pretty much no biologically old people even if we will have a much greater number of cool if we old people. help the lefties and in america don't blame capitalism because it's in fact socialism nasha get the blame because these banks have been socialized all their losses through the machinations of the government and the central banks. imagine. six thirty five and you have a career and career involves using your i phone in your computer it seems that in an office. perhaps you sort of getting to that circular. you're going to have to stop doing this and this kind of you lou the newts must be free my world became
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smaller and smaller and smaller until i ended up running it and the box. around it a very strong magnetic field on the field in my head. think of it like a real hard pressure my skin burned. and that wireless access point there just continues all day with our students in the schools. we are just continually baking our citizens in this microwave radiation it is certainly electoral small and it's getting worse. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy to confront a shim let it be an arms race off and spearing dramatic development only personally i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful at very critical time to sit down and talk.
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