violence erupts on the streets of france's yellow vest protesters turn out for a thirteenth consecutive weekend to condemn the policies of emmanuel government. plus among the week's biggest stories with venezuela's humanitarian crisis worsening the country's opposition leader says he has not ruled out calling for
a u.s. military intervention to overthrow president during. syria's devastating eight year long conflict begin drawing to a close our team looks at the trauma suffered by the country's children. it's sunday on r.t. and that means we're looking at the biggest stories covered here over the past seven days and also getting you up to speed on the weekend headlines too will start in france in that case that we've been rocked by a thirteenth consecutive weekend of yellow vest protests with clashes again breaking out between demonstrators and police in the capital one person had part of the hand blown off by a crowd control grenade. video agency recorded the aftermath but please be warned that some of the images are graphic. was.
was. was was. was soon me at the national assembly and people were trying to force their way in the police arrived and threw grenades one hit the guy's leg and he tried to push it away with his hands as a reflex reaction and the grenade went off. overnight there was also an acid attack on the home of the head of the national assembly although that was not directly linked to the protesters some of the tactics had been used on saturday with several cars set on fire below vest rallies began last november of a rising living costs but quickly morphed into a broader anti-government protest campaign with orses estimate that more than fifty thousand people rallied nationwide on saturday four thousand of them in paris alone .
so what has the government done to try and stem these protests well the president gave a big speech back in december where he announced that the minimum wage the cynic would rise by a hundred jews a month he also said that people doing this is for the n.b.a. they wouldn't have to pay social contributions in that new tax and people who over time would be in a similar situation no tax no social contributions on that and the government is in the middle of a national debate across france getting people together to add a concerns to talk about the things that matter to them so the government can decide whether to make the changes that people say or not however the jle asians have said this isn't enough and many felt that the office the concessions being
given by president might go on with too little too late and that's why they've kept coming out to the streets and now we're hearing that the protest isn't going to change tactics permanently the government is becoming more and more repressive we denounce the extreme violence and the use of excessive force the authority is not seeking compromise but bossing rules that limit our rights so we have collectively decided not to declare the time and place of demonstration some powers from now on rule not be the party. some crime with the government there was the mention there of the law to limit right so what these relations are referring that suit is what's known as the anti who can know it was just cussed recently by deputies the m.p.'s in the lower house in the national assembly and they've approved that now that law it's going to move on to the senate before it goes on the statute books but that law would essentially limit some of the individuals from going to protests if they deemed to be a public threat also part of them who is the idea that if you cover your face going
into a protest even with the simple stuff you could be liable to up to a year in jail and a fine of fifteen thousand euros so many people claiming that this new law which is set to pass in the next few weeks here in france is actually contra against their civil liberties so that i'm against islam because where is the proof that these are real hooligans the government can choose who's a hooligan and who's not going to see this law as against the march as it's to stop people rallying to scare people. kids or to this war against the rioters crazed question i find it a bit appalling i guess it's a complicated issue will they detain the real rioters that's the real question or will they just pick up any you know a vast i've seen not just ordinary people who are going out to demonstrate who are peaceful people who cannot stand anymore to have the only answer from the government being violence that tomorrow they cannot cover their face because police
fired tear gas at them what type of democracy is this is built. to impeach people come going to demonstrations because there's a doubt that they might bring troubles to the demonstrations this is minority report we're going to arrest people send them to jail because we think that maybe they may commit a crime this is just showing the tyrannical side of mt today and i think it's going to be more preferable to the streets to the internet to the social networks to denounce the system until until he leaves. tensions have been continuing to rise in venezuela this week as the struggle for power there threatens to unleash chaos on friday the opposition leader told journalists that he's not ruled out calling for a u.s. military intervention against president maduro the government. says that home then will we do everything possible once again this is obviously a very very controversial subject making use of our sovereignty and within our jurisdiction we will do what's necessary. for us congressman ro khanna responded to
the opposition leader's statement saying doesn't get to make the call on u.s. military interventions stressing that it's washington and washington alone that makes its foreign policy decisions. and on tuesday the venezuelan government claimed it had intercepted an arms shipment flown in from miami the interior ministry said the stash included assault weapons ammunition and communications equipment security officials allege that the arms were intended for criminal and terrorist groups financed by the united states. and despite facing immense pressure to step down venezuela's president has told r.t. that hill resist washington's push for regime change you can watch our full exclusive interview with nicolas maduro on r.t. dot com. there will be no war or military intervention in venezuela but it doesn't mean that we shouldn't get ready to fight for our land i use every media outlet to urge the entire world heads of state heads of government world leaders social movements and the international community to denounce the up sort steps donald
trump is taking against venezuela and to stop him if you threaten us with a military intervention will venezuela has not surrendered and never will what's donald trump sconces belli against venezuela what is it do we have w m d's are we a threat to u.s. national security you know what the cost is bally's here venezuelan oil and as well as resources gold natural gas diamonds or water our material wealth the twenty first century is not the time for cannon fire and military threats no the twenty first century should be a century of dialogue civilized behavior politics respect for diversity peace peaceful coexistence and finding peaceful diplomatic solutions to international conflicts dielike is the most important thing for venezuela it is our motto. i'm a tourist challenge if a power was until recently an almost unknown fake but he's now enjoying widespread
support from the international community and have a trying to look at how long ago i was rise to prominence may have been aided by some powerful allies they've made him the new interim president but haven't learned how to say his name. you know present one go you know one guido ok mr pompei oh my i have issues with spanish so you know. what you don't know it's probably not about the language it's just that a little while ago very few people knew who. was even an ms well. i had never heard that name before the first time i had about him was in social media when he declared himself president one way i heard about one grade just recently supposedly he's the other president of venezuela which i honestly think is a joke. whichever way during the first time i heard about why go was two years ago . i don't this short while ago when this political situation started.
for those abroad who loathes nicolas maduro there's an easier last name to say low because if you've never heard of low poll the low because some very important people will definitely have. venezuela should allow lippold alone a political prisoner and husband of toting out of prison immediately this man's political ambitions have arranged for a mayor of caracas to the president's office his wife has made friends with world leaders as if she was part of let's say the g. twenty herself so why do we keep on hearing we've recognized why and why go as the new president instead of we've recognized hold a low because first of all he's now under house arrest after being in all kinds of trouble with law enforcement but even his wife says that doesn't stop him from pulling the strings at home he works with all of the opposition everyone he speaks
with her ongoing who is now president and all of the members of popular will and members of all the parties the big ones and the little ones he's taking charge of uniting the opposition why dose says they're always in contact and always see eye to eye while even the american media is hinting mr why don't you could just be a pawn in someone else's hand according to the opposition party though he makes his own decisions your polo has been imprisoned for almost five years now so communication with him it's very difficult we have to stick with him so he's funny so i mean basically. gives ideas decisions are being made by one and the rest of the. perhaps for those who are trying to overthrow a government because of how authoritarian and corrupt it is admitting the whole show is being run by someone who could be a full on state department puppet is kind of dodgy we can leaks has spilled the
beans on exchanges between us diplomats with step by step descriptions of how leopoldo lopez should rise to power by the way speaking of scandals lopez's wife was all over the news when a mountain of local cash worth sixty thousand bucks was found in her car. this money is to pay for my grandma who is hundred years old and has been hospitalized three days she has no insurance in a country where it takes a suitcase full of all of our bills to buy a coffee no one out there protesting in the street has that kind of money so maybe someone like one without the awkward baggage is an easier sell. during his highly anticipated state of the union address on tuesday don't trump outlined some of the threats he believes america is facing right now among them illegal immigration terrorism and socialism and with income inequality continuing to grow in the united states leftwing ideas do seem to be on the rebound this kind of open
explains. how those who watch donald trump state of the union address but have a hard time missing one particular moment the topic of socialism america will never be a socialist country. eighty not mild words at all and it's not the first time the trial has raised the specter of socialism all nations of the world should resist socialism. and the misery that would bring us to everyone. but the socialists they say that he was just afraid of their rising popularity i had thought it was fabulous because it shows that we've gotten under his skin he has no vision for this country everything is about what he doesn't want everything is about the boogie man and they've got a point after all bernie sanders is one of the most popular politicians in the country but.
it's not only republicans that are fearing the rise of socialism you've also got the establishment in the blue corner concerned as now at this point a majority of democrats say that socialism is the way forward for america where we can say one of the things this didn't show is that democratic socialism is the said . party be ready now. that disunity perhaps. i would say characterization of the party presented by the republicans trump media going as far as printing guidelines on how to inoculate your children against the rising ideological danger.
so we decided to go out to the district here in new york that elected alexandria a kazuo cortez the rising star of democratic socialism and we decided to see how people here feel about the ideology that went pretty far in defining the twentieth century and why do you think people here voted for her. to vote for her because she was pretty good the she voted verb a good manager would be also voted for because of the change from the guy that was in it before who's very much liked in bed to a lot of people for the short of being anything. to veer away from what trump is doing i had to do fool people feel more confident about what's going on you know trump recently said the usa will never be a socialist country do you agree with him. i guess so yeah i think he's right. i don't see that happening and i say it's doing great now we know anything that comes out of his mouth is the complete opposite he's the brazoria world so if he says america will never be so it was going through i feel very good nor going to miracle will become a socialist country are you afraid of socialism. will. to some extent year i don't
think it will be appropriate for this country i don't know too much bought it so i don't know if i could be afraid of it no no we also got a chance to speak with journalist dan was there dan can you tell me is socialism no longer a dirty word in american politics well it's a dirty word still in certain quarters but it's more acceptable now in other quarters and it was a few years ago now as to bernie sanders and. alexandria ocasio cortez now do you think it is possible that bernie sanders might run against trump there saying he's the most likely to be trump is it possible that we could get a trump versus sanders ticket in the upcoming election i think it's very possible i don't watch for that predictions but it's very possible yes and is that something the democratic party leadership is afraid of the thing they're out there terrified of that i think that if that happens every democratic politician in the country would running for cover. as a member sanders is not
a democrat just as trump is not really a republican so we'll have to have an eye on democrat versus republican and everyone in between just just hiding their head in the sand and trying to forget your what's going on for a long time it seemed like the s word was almost profanity and we see the establishment trying to stoke up the same old fears once again however it seems like in twenty nineteen socialism is back on the table for debate came up and r.t. new york it's been a hell of a week for brick sit with fiery bobs flying back and forth across the english channel this will tell you when the weekend returns after the break. you know world a big part of. lot of things and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we
need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door on the bad and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks. the bush of us as revolution is screeching to a halt inflation and unemployment cause millions to leave venezuela world powers a locked over whether the president maduro should stay but the real question is should the country move on from its current crisis.
no one expected the u.k.'s exit from the european union to be easy but this week the bloke's latest really turned up the heat on britain's breck city is issuing some extraordinary criticism a company of sorts and downs i would appreciate. thank you. but i've been well chris what that special place. looks like for those who promoted back to it without even a sketch of
a plot of how to cut rates safely. this devilish euro maniac is doing his best to keep the united kingdom found by the chains of the euro currency in control i hope i'm not going to hell but if i do that is a decision for the lord almighty and not for the president of the european council we have been in an unholy democratic hell since one thousand nine hundred seventy three chains of brussels time to break free. i praise be that has been just the language that he used yesterday which is also helpful and schools widespread dismay in the united kingdom. i believe it now but i have never seen the out of the few hundred times i was. the
do my job here it's out of public life. pentago board on monday that islamic state still poses a significant threat in syria and could quickly reassert control over parts of the country if the united states withdraws its troops. it is very likely that isis will have the opportunity to set conditions for a future resurgence and territorial control absent sustained counter terrorism
pressure isis could likely resurge in syria within six to twelve months on this by the pentagon's warnings the u.s. president seems confident that the terror threat been dealt with donald trump's declared victory over i saw is imminent and stressed his commitment to pulling america's troops out of northern syria it should be formally announced sometime probably next week that we will have one hundred percent of the caliphate. but i want to wait for the official word and i want to say too early we look forward to giving our brave warriors in syria a warm welcome back home great nations do not fight endless wars. it is time to give our brave warriors in syria a warm welcome home of the u.s. currently has around two thousand ground troops in syria their primary role is to
provide technical support to kurdish forces in the north of the country america's military involvement in the conflict began back in two thousand and fourteen when it launched its anti terror operations security analyst oman a shabby give us his thoughts on the mixed messages coming from washington and its apparent lack of a clear strategy in syria. there are three things that i can say about that one that if the pentagon has such strong intelligence about isis and it can tell you exactly that in six months it can regroup and restart how come we didn't have that intelligence in the first place when i started in the first place if they had this they could have stopped it from the beginning so if they have such strong that they're supposed to send this strong intel to the president and tell him that no it is not yet eradicate and it will take more than a week to eradicate and destroy isis i think that makes sense in a general reasonable way the second point is that this contradiction shows that there is no plan and there doesn't seem to be a strategy a clear strategy of the american administration and there are some people in the pentagon who are really annoyed by parent lee by the white house stepping in with
no experience no knowledge of what's going on in the field and the third thing and that is a very interesting thing that the fact that the americans and the pentagon keeps insisting that isis is there is because it justifies the american involvement in this part of the world the war against terror is a justification for the american presence and american involvement in the affairs of the countries of the region under the pretext that it's fighting terrorism. while syria's brutal conflict appears to be gradually drawing to a close for many the scars are going to last a lifetime and archie crew has been looking at the trauma suffered by children who spent years in areas controlled by extremist fighters has been hearing the harrowing stories the programs available to watch online but here's a quick look for you. this will. literally the. clip is condemned he.
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