i. think that. the stories that shaped this week the yellow vests sweep through paris again another round of anti-government protests police used tear gas to disperse crowds during a sixth consecutive weekend of riots were almost one hundred fifty arrests made. also this hour president vladimir putin shares his stance on the threat of nuclear war ukraine crisis breaks it down much else besides in his q. and a with the media. and the secret project by us democrats to test online tactics during a state election is revealed in a new york times report saying they used the methods of an old adverse story those much maligned russian.
thanks for joining us here on the weekly roundup of the top stories over the last few days and i know hawkins of you are thanks for joining us this hour now put paris saw clashes again on saturday amid a fresh wave of yellow vest protests throughout the french capital across the country more than thirty eight thousand gathered for the sixth weekend of anti-government marches. i. i i i i i i i i police reported making one. hundred forty two arrests in paris brought officers
will once again out in force using water cannon and tear gas short of their miscue had this report 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 protests just look like they were trying to push through woods 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 in paris as usual is come out through 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 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 and security of this fall 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 would have died down there would be fewer protests this and they certainly all feel protests as a movie scene 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 by some additional issuance 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 new social conjugation plans new taxes and those who work extra hours. and of course scrapping the tax in january like that was to take place
which of course was the start of these protests back in november but many people here say it's just not enough they're not happy with the government and as such was simply get out on the streets of paris ready to show their own. ease with the french government. led by emmanuel maxwell. while shocking scenes have been captured of police drawing a gun on rioters before being forced to flee just as attacked the three officers with stones and other objects the policeman left one of the motorbikes on the ground before leaving the area authorities have launched an investigation into that incident. where the demands of the yellow vests have been broadcast to viewers around the world some of the coverage in france though has come in for criticism and national channel france three was slammed for censoring its broadcast after appearing to change the blackout of one of the protesters it initially said my
crawl out the last word was later deleted this prompted accusations of deliberate doctoring on social media as channel both said it had happened by mistake we spoke to the protester who sign is at the center of the controversy. so much i was shocked like many others this censorship by france three karsa shadow on the media in general the process to start to think that journalists are in cahoots with politicians and the financial elite this kind of censorship doesn't help the situation people would say you see we were right in criticizing the media physically manipulate those i've heard from many people who said they were shocked as well which was a backlash online or twitter facebook everywhere i thought this through and decided to file a complaint to the country's media watchdog. demonstrations called for planned fuel hikes to be dropped grew into government protests. other potential sources of the discord including russian ones well we went on the
streets of paris to look for any. post by you in paris to make people protest. but. not near. as. good as a thank you you just thank you we. thank you for. the mainstream media say that russia is behind these protests you must be wearing a yellow vest on saturdays. we. will give you the story of. the demonstrations picked up usually graphic to show their anger towards france's president. for headed.
the performance of. the french prime minister the protesters behavior. more beheading of the head of state acts of unprecedented violence against the police and to semitic justice in the heart of paris trivializing such acts is out of the question they must be unanimously condemned and punished the local officials in the department of showing where the incident took place issued a statement saying the incident has been referred to the public prosecutor's office french authorities have also confirmed that a probe has been opened earlier we discussed the development of the protests with denis french ask him is representative of the france's national running party in the united states. the movement has evolved from a simple tax reform frustration into a more i would sit demand of a deeper change of friends economic and social regulation what we see re now is
a more radicalized movement now they're asking about a referendum. now did you know the start criticizing the banking system this to rebuilding against message integration and against european union and the government and those in power of course cannot tolerate that's unacceptable for them and this is why you see such a harsh response from from the police obviously this social movements everywhere in europe the european union skilling everybody is telling the workers to middle class workers like those you know decent human being or working and the only thing the asking is truly distantly. russia's alleged online meddling has surfaced once again this time moscow can't be playing though the new york times is reporting that a group of democratic party members undertook a secret project to test online tactics during the election in the u.s. it took place in the state of alabama last year by employing methods allegedly used
by russia to influence campaigns is ati's more guys there for more. for years the public you me were barash by stories of russian bots on t.v. radio papers daily he told us of malicious programs of evil software soulless slaves puton an existential threat to america take the alabama election a year ago russian bartz the media reported interfered medaled corrupted on behalf of republican candidates roy moore so surprise atop a supporter more they both have a deep love of country the countries russia but still rather. choose for it's pretty alarming when a guy's lives in a fluent russian or speaks fluent russian russian it everywhere year later it's moving closer to the oval office one might wonder why on earth
russia would bother with the massive dissin from asian campaign in alabama of all places to france style of birth of on as juicy a target room or himself was clueless about it had no idea why this was happening so as is republican tradition he blame the democrats for setting him up the democrats as a source are tradition change the subject and insulted him. maybe more should check with putin who shares his views on depriving people of their civil rights here is where it gets really good the new york times did some digging and found a report titled the alabama project and figured out those weren't putin's bots at all they were faked dressed up to look like russian bots we
orchestrated and a labrat false flag operation that planted the idea that the more campaign was amplified on social media by a russian but that i've seen some dirty stuff and politics all over the world but this this is platinum tear this honest deplorable and dirty tricks turns out it was all of fake psyop orchestrated by a group of i.t. experts who wanted to help the democrat win by cheating by lying and by defrauding millions of voters in an attempt to frame the republican is being helped by russia the guy who allegedly financed all of this is billionaire reid hoffman co-founder of linked in and apparently a guy with a really faulty moral compass often comes with the money my experience now here
is the kicker and lighty is telling people shouldn't worry it's only one hundred thousand dollars peanuts when it comes to elections whatever world the democrats live in a hundred grand is change. joe trippi a seasoned democratic operative said it was impossible that one hundred thousand dollar operation had an impact on the race journalists no longer report the news they report their opinions same new york times when talking about how alleged a fake russian facebook account spend the same money hundred thousand dollars on advertising on a national campaign the disclosure adds to the evidence of the broad scope of the russian influence campaign. so when a democratic group is all but cool with spending a hundred grand on this information on lies framing and defaming someone
it's just one hundred grand pocket change but if it's the russians at one hundred thousand dollars becomes an absolute fortune crime against america and go on i've always been suspicious that the russians bought in there it was slim z. and was probably made up simply because that's the kind of saying that the democratic party does they make things up in order to create the basis for an attack on the right wing and on the conservatives this is in the character of the democratic party and in the lack of character i should say and it's it's a criminal element that has taken over the democratic party the mainstream media only talk about things that service that democratic party agenda and it's an agenda that we saw in syria you know it's an agenda that will lead to war it's an agenda
that risks nuclear conflict with the two great nuclear powers it's an agenda that needs to be stopped. now after that obama case came to light facebook suspended five accounts linked to it it says miss holmes was reportedly suspended denied any involvement in the campaign to influence the public during the on a bomb election. a scandal that broke over the week surrounding a noun journalist working for german magazine der spiegel who routinely fabricated stories for years is now taking on a new dimension reports now say. called on readers to donate to the people featured in these stories like often syrian children with the donations themselves ending up in his personal bank account spiegel has since published an apology over the fabrications saying it's the worst thing that could happen to a news outlet and magazine also stressed that support the real oh she's managed to trick them for so long the u.s.
ambassador to germany has also weighed in accusing the magazine of being steeped in anti americanism. these fake news stories lloyd you for us policies and certain segments of the american people it's clear that we were told by institutional bias the anti american bias that the magazine has exploded since the election of president trump a clear harmer a political commentator and publisher told us the u.s. is being selective in which german media critics for him to criticize us. they change those stories that make america look bad and jane those journalists who are most critical do not care on those people and those journalists who take stories about syria and most of the stories about syria and this war there were faked and where. america is of course just taking those who don't want to stir up their their oppression polity policy they do with politics america first america only america
great and whatever and they don't they just don't care anymore whether it is very obvious or whether it is not obvious russian president vladimir putin held a wide ranging press conference this week tatsu on everything from the economy to nuclear war will show you the highlights of what he had to say is that if you mother. 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 went missing i'm very glad that saudi arabia and the emirates have now promised to pay that bill but i think there's no avoiding the reality that the bill is actually being paid for by the people of yemen not the
people of yemen who died under saudi arabia's and the immoralities indiscriminate bombardment of the country. i certainly don't expect very many people will choose to be biologically. move your body isn't working for a while it also means your mind isn't working for well i believe we will have pretty much no why would people who will have a much greater number of call of the old people. will come back to the weekly from russia's economy and education to the threat of nuclear war president vladimir putin fielded a wide array of questions from journalists on thursday through his fourteenth
annual q. and a with the media put together some of the highlights we. or . as. the u.s. is now leaving the i.n.f. treaty what's going to happen it's hard to imagine what is the rockets are located in europe what should we do of course we will have to ensure our security with concrete steps that we will let them not say later that we are trying to get an advantage we're not trying to get some advantage but merely to seek your balance and to ensure our security. concern in the u.s. withdrawal from syria i don't really know what that means you are in the or for example the us has been present in afghanistan for the past seventeen years and almost every year they say that they are withdrawing their troops the only certain
they are still there now and what is the presence of american troops needed in syria you pushed you quite don't think so but let's not forget that presence there is illegitimate but it was not agreed on but it will be there with the un security council you know with the syrian leadership if the us plans to withdraw from us is the right decision. they will block just tell me this who set the blockade between the on the us and the rest of ukraine that is going to russia you know it was done by the ukrainian authorities they have been forced a full economic blockade of the territory they consider their own they shoot at those people but when they consider their own citizens almost every day civilians die though we provide humanitarian support for those living that but only not to let those people starve to death. because she was assassinated everyone knows that there is evidence script is a lie however there are sanctions against russia and complete silence in the case
of saudi arabia is that this politicized russia phobic approach is just another reason to attack the russian if it was not script they would have thought of something else this is obvious to me and the aim is one to hold workers growth at any cost. in my view. relations are at a stalemate is in the interests of both of our countries to get out of this stalemate are we interested in me stalling our relations with the u.k. yes we are and so is the u.k. . many western politicians and experts and even ordinary people see russia as a threat they even think that you want to rule the world of course i do i just want to know if you're already won this was a real end of your foreign policy. concerning ruling the world we know where the headquarters are located of those who want to do this and it's not in moscow you can connect this to defense spending the u.s. spends over seven hundred billion dollars on all russia only forty six billion of
them in about all do you really think that our aim is to rule the world or the us that this is just a cliché that's being imposed by the west in order to resolve their own domestic problems but in the. account was in you just when will you marry in the home and home. these are two different questions are you married. yes so he is married and wants me to suffer the same. first of all do they cannot and then they said my flash was bothering with the russian flag can't bother anyone but i want to refer to kipling who said when everyone is there the great game is finished the at the great there will be a meeting whenever. for you this is a question about how i think it should be the next one of us in the year tells you how. you would not see me off. during the big q.
according to the claims from yemen's rebels although riyadh insists the rebels themselves are the ones breaking the truce the ceasefire agreed by the size in sweden came into effect on tuesday. so do warplanes continue to fly in turn over the day over the past forty eight hours that the conducted forty two rates on the provinces. jorth and marriage. well the head of the u.n. monitoring human seas for arrived in sun on sunday retired dutch major general patrick come a match traveled from the southern city of aden where the country's internationally recognized government is an exile from sun i would choose mostly controlled by who come out on his team have headed to the city of a dado it's been a flashpoint fighting. this comes as the yemeni war is increasingly making u.s. media headlines of human rights watch told ortiz worlds apart program that american political infighting is finally bringing the four year conflict to public attention
i know you've been trying to raise awareness of the conflict in yemen for quite some time but it's long been a bit a friend or fun war why all the attention now starting with the attention on saudi arabia garnered by. murder and the international attention that created which caused an increased focus on saudi arabia and its role in its policies not just to best to cleave but abroad as well the more their international supporters like the united states and the united kingdom pull back from their support of the saudi coalition that will create not only military pressure on the saudi coalition but also political pressure to come to a political resolution and do you think the the saudi authorities really care about the political pressure they do care and they can't act alone and they do need the international support the international legitimacy the international cover that the united states and united kingdom in particular have provided to them in this war.
britain's security minister has warned of the potential for terror attacks it was sowing to what he calls the resurgence of al qaida. the aviation threat is real aviation is still a blue ribbon divin for these terrorists al qaeda are resurgent they have real benoist they are pushing more and more plots towards europe and have become familiar with new methods and still a sponsor aviation attacks wallace told bush in sunday times these pipe with thoughts of an al qaida aviation attack you can minister is awake at night in a statement he said the terrorist group is developing technology to bring down passenger jets the sunday times adds that u.k. minutes there's a concerned by the u.s. withdrawal from syria one and it will create a new safe haven for islamists. executive editor of the new site the twenty first century wired dot com thinks the british government fails to grasp the nature of the threat. i think it's a pointless statement by the u.k.
minister to make that kind of a statement it seems like a generalized kind of abstract statement that doesn't really reflect the details and the nuance of the situation on the ground i think there's a general chorus of disapproval of trump withdrawing u.s. troops from syria as if this is somehow a bad thing this is a harbinger of sort of another disaster for the for security international security certainly there's a little bit of. marketing with regards to al qaeda right now the remarketing the al qaeda brand so the statements are quite silly in fact that al qaeda sat quietly in the corner this is a quote of the times article i don't think the sort of militias. that were executing civilians hardened killers i don't call that sitting quietly in the corner for the last eight years not sure exactly what he's talking about. that
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