in america. an alternative economic and social system could take hold and therefore the policy would be to make. the chilean economy scream so wants to make the economy of venezuela screed. steps up security measures and braces for a surge of protest movement marks its 1st anniversary. tensions rise in bolivia where 5 supporters of ousted president reportedly killed in clashes with police. and a former u.s. ambassador to ukraine testified this. hearing we report on how americans are now apparently losing interest in the whole process.
with me. here in moscow in france which is braced for a tense weekend this saturday marks the one year anniversary of the yellow vest movement thousands are expected to rally in paris later whether repin calls online for an illegal gathering on the day and also to block the capital's ring road more than 20 metro train stations are going to stay closed this saturday rallies are also planned in dozens of other cities across france despite the large numbers predicted for this weekend has been a dip in support for the movement recently the number of activists that show up for the regular demonstrations has dropped significantly compared with a year ago organizers hope the anniversary will bring renewed interest in the corps and inject life back into the movement according to a poll out this week more than half of those surveyed still support the yellow vests while 63 percent say they don't want the protests to begin in earnest again.
looks back at the 12 months of protests that have rocked the country. france once revolutionary now a catalyst for a few years populist movements a country where protest is in the blood and over the last year a nation defenseless against the yellow vests paris landmarks of troy and for left defaced and its iconic streets smashed and looted it even left the most jaded well shocked. my corner it come to power with his own no idea of a french revolution it was one of reform him for i would not to fall on his sword as others before him by not giving in to protest movements but even he was forced
into a treat the primed carbon tax hike was abandoned he opened a state purse to boost low income households mark or even he said he was there kindred spirit it's been the yellow versus leans been in favor of higher salaries and the more effective parliament than i am yellow. but for many yellow vests those promises were empty a little in a at 1st mccrone didn't give away they were in the promises and that he backtracked there was a tax the onus but not to be company had the resources to offer it he also promised 100 years extra for people a minimum wage but in the end we realised it was only for those on social security . the anger continued to spill out onto the streets while some yellow vests were caught up in the violence for the most part to protest his argue their movement had
been infiltrated by extremists. it's the radicals who go out for violence it's an adrenaline kick for them it makes them feel good i suppose but there are also people who become violent because they are being attacked by tear gas and police battens discouraged they've tried to discredit the movement by showing images of burning trash cans and cars and also to make sure that the rest of the population don't join the movement the police don't understand anything the government tells them money but instead of marching with us they hear the protesters so what you're looking at the violence made a big impression on me the police against our guys i have been to every protest in paris and i saw things i should never have seen people were hit in the back for the forces of peace in order they have been left scarred by the pilots there was a police car we had been this huge protesters and that type of fire
inside it there the french were his men were very very close to use their weapons to get out there was the out of the 3 of there was a charge of police officer so there are they were exhausted and they were there was a counter from the money is a protest and though we almost lost one member. and according to this police union the problems were compounded from the very top. it was a mess. it was a mess. we had but. we had bedded a ship there was no. one factor. but leadership implies a problem cd meanwhile for latisha develop. the struggle continues but she's also aware the weekly protests may have lost someone very national impact so how will the yellow vests movement adapt in the future to change the system she says you
need to be inside it that it was when i decided to join the local team because if we can find the problem from the outside we should do it from the inside i also invited the other young leicester activists with similar views to do the same if they become a counsellor or a deputy they will be inside the system and we built to change it what ever your view on the yellow vests movement one thing is indisputable they've had a profound effect on france over the last year now could be a pivotal moment to see if they will continue to burn a torch under the current administration this weekend we may find out. r.t. paris. 5 people have been killed and dozens of others injured during a protest in bolivia according to medics that supporters of ousted president obama alice claims security forces opened fire on
a demonstration with live rounds. thousands of mostly indigenous people took to the streets in the central city of succumb since the political crisis erupted after an election in october at least 10 people have been killed in clashes across the country supporters of ousted president less that demanding the resignation of the self-proclaimed interim president of janine and brawlers was forced to step down on monday after weeks of violence triggered by claims that last month's election victory was rigged violence looting and vandalism followed and some of his supporters now say they fear for their lives. meanwhile bolivia's self-proclaimed leaders being accused of racism over a now deleted tweets he wrote 6 years ago where apparently disrespected an indigenous holy day. what a new year saturn ists no one replaces god. we want the racist lady who is
automatically proclaims us so president to resign that is why we have said resign. that so-called president is usurping our country we want to respect. the editor of the news website opera monday believes the new government is trying to exclude the country's indigenous people from politics. there is no indigenous group that they've in her cabinet i think does clothing decision ses a lot about him in the us and each values and interests sheesh she is some poor us indigenous bebo the most important. who ever moralities and to his party movement to socialism i think the new government to self proclaimed. is trying to put the indigenous people out of the political game because it
is necessary to put evermore ollie's of the game and the indigenous people back to bite this new government including by the full because indigenous people of 40 percent of the county and this is a conservative which have organized the who did know that in order to give step billeted to dis new government they have to put the indigenous people protest out of the streets they need to control indigenous people they need to violate their rights in order to give i repeat ability to the new government. former us ambassador to ukraine who is a key witness in the trump impeachment inquiry has said she has no evidence that the president can gauged in criminal activity in ukraine marie of out of it was questioned during the 2nd open impeachment hearing do you have any information
regarding the president and i did states accepting any groups. now do you have any information regarding any criminal activity that the president of the united states has been involved with at all. now. despite battles kind of open now explains there could be some impeachment fatigue as audience numbers flag in comparison to earlier trump scandals. as impeachment inquiry hearings against donald trump continue on capitol hill the new star witness is marine yvonne of it and she is a former u.s. ambassador to ukraine who was removed from her post 6 months ago now donald trump definitely does not hold her in high esteem that's what he actually tweeted during her testimony every whim or even though of it when turned bad she started off in somalia how did that go then fast forward to ukraine with a new ukrainian president spoke on favorite billy about her in my 2nd phone call with him it is a u.s. president's absolute right to appoint ambassador has now she testified that she was
not part of the biden family scandal regarding natural gas in ukraine and furthermore she was not part of any effort to leak information from ukraine during the 2016 election furthermore she testifies that donald trump is intimidating her and that he's responsible for all the wrongdoing and so is vladimir putin well i mean president putin must have been aware that there were concerns in the u.s. about russian meddling in the 2016 elections and what the potential was for russian meddling in the future. you know classic for an intelligence officer to try to throw off the scent and you know create an alternative narrative that maybe might get picked up and get some credence yes fitting in the name of the russian president is what you do if you want a catchy headline and the media is keeping up the hype the calm before the impeachment storm washington is bracing for
a blockbuster day washington on edge all day for this 2nd day of impeachment hearings it was a storied day on capitol hill with the 1st public impeachment hearing of president tonight history of the hill those house democrats make their case against president an attempt to remove the president of the united states from office now you would think that that would be front had line news but is the u.s. . public really interested not too much 13000000 americans watched the 1st round of testimony according to the nielsen ratings now that's one in 20 certainly sounds like a lot but compare that to when former f.b.i. director james coleman got up to testify about how he was fired by donald trump 20000000 americans watch that that's roughly the same number as tuned in when brett kavanaugh was being confirmed as a supreme court justice amid sexual assault allegations you would expect americans to be glued to their t.v. screens now there is an actual impeachment inquiry open after all articles of
impeachment could be drawn up the senate could be faced with the choice of whether or not to convene an impeachment trial and the stakes are significantly higher but the american public seems far less interested i wonder how many americans know or even care about the key witnesses you never heard of the master you've been a bitch have you ever heard of george can't. are you watching the trumpet pietschmann inquiry hearings on t.v. . does it interest you at all. why do you think you are americans are trying to watch the speech because it's it's a fluke easy yeah sure it's fake you know i mean like 23 years since he's come into power if you like this one are you really going on the thing you have. to bring here it was more so like you know sensitive to the public and this one is just everybody's either this or they're so yes it seems that the donald trump is a bad guy a show has been airing from capitol hill for a few seasons already but americans are now yawning and saying haven't we seen this
episode before. artsy new york legal or media analyst jennifer demands to assess the drop in interest could actually come in handy for the democrat. the american public i think the public in general is getting bored with some of the narratives that have been pushed against donald trump have been shown to either be completely false or unfounded in facts but there are some important things that have come out one of those i think is that is the fact that well watch for one thing she didn't have any firsthand knowledge of what this is about and she wasn't even in her post for several months and so the fact that she was there was just to showcase her as somebody who can say things that would maybe paint on a trumpet a light i think a lot of this has really been planned i mean after the you know these hearings started out with 45 minutes of the democrats of adam schiff and the democratic attorney being able to question her and again when we hear these questions what is this is just praising her and talking about her heroic life story and her parents
after that they're supposed to be there is theoretically generally a 5 minute recess or a break which turned into 3040 minutes and even if you were as it were turned in at the outset would have just tuned out or become bored with that and but what the democrats in the house have done is completely turn it on turn it on its head they think they the public is dumb they think the american people are dumb and so they just keep saying these things they're making up their own elements of legal facts that are absolutely already solidified within the american justice system. still has the sense that i ought to be a single swim for the but this is the historic city suffers the highest in decades the city's mayor blames it on climate change we'll hear reaction to that. says the fix to facebook's dominance on social media it's ball slashes out of the competition.
taken aim at the chinese social media video sharing platform talk whose rapid growth could soon overshadow his bright child. the rival is nothing less than a threat to democracy takes a look at what might lie behind the animosity. social media it's a market like anything else with its own competition the difference is coca-cola doesn't come out and say that pepsi is for nazis and b.m.w. doesn't come out and called let's say these satan worshippers they're a little more what's the word grown up facebook however says it's competition is a threat to democracy went to the park to get to school knuckleheads out there.
are citizens. don't ask me who are beyond this something to do. and i see 3 major threats i want to recently the internet almost every country outside of china has been defined by american platforms with strong free expression values but there is no guarantee that these values will went out a decade ago almost all of the major internet platforms were american today 6 of the top 10 are chinese. and we're beginning to see this in social media 2 1st things 1st your new dads wondering how exactly a lip sinking app threatens the more crecy but just think about it a little longer. another has changed it still doesn't make any sense so why
would he say this. now it does make sense facebook is eating dust in 2016 zuckerberg tried to buy musical dot l.-y. the predecessor of take stock talks collapsed facebook walked away then the chinese boarded and take stock exploded leaving facebook envious of the numbers that were being pulled in so as would any businessman zuckerberg smears it why are services like what's up are used by protesters and activists everywhere due to strong encryption privacy protections on tick tock the chinese are growing
quickly around the world mentions of these same protests are censored even here in the u.s. . is that the internet that we want. first off mr zuckerberg protestors in hong kong a using telegram to coordinate which is a russian app just to have fire before you say something stupid again but serious accusations could it be could take talk really be censoring lip sinking in hong kong the chinese government does not request the tick-tock tons of content and would not have jurisdiction regardless and stick stock does not operate there to be clear we do not remove videos based on the presence of hong kong protests content in try to but you try to smear it so now zuckerberg trying to copy it and has facebook has launched a virtual kloden of take stock. now
that we've established what's what we can ask ourselves if there's any cause left that zuckerberg won't use to get his hands on more money i don't know if he knows i mean do you think he knows what it looks like to everyone outs the c.e.o. of facebook complaining about censorship by mr zuckerberg i will say there are a great many. americans who i think are deeply concerned that facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship in may of 2016 gizmodo reported that facebook at purposely and routinely suppress conservative stories from trending news facebook that is purged itself of conservative voices banned the naming of a trump impeachment whistleblower that sold out its community to the highest bidder
information that was used by dictators to clamp down on opposition and he tells us the chinese lip sinking op is a threat to democracy. and is on red alert this saturday with more floods and strong winds expected climate change is being blamed for the devastating floods that are continuing to surge through the italian city of canals of the assessment of the men other officials say it's the worst crisis there in half a century and a blow to the heart of italy. and . the basilica is at risk
i prayed a lot i tried my best last night the basilica is a huge worry for me as well as for all our citizens people's lives and security are my top priority now. we risked our lives thank god we had a security plan which was quickly implemented. in iran artane a gerund discussed the issue with a panel of environmental experts and journalist. well i think that there's a little zone going problem with all this which is that it's. doing rather than talking about climate change in general it's about providing the infrastructure it's true that this isn't strictly done to climate change this is a series of different events it's very high tide coupled with the storm so climate
changes could be exacerbated some of this in the fact that sea levels have risen about 20 centimeters in the last 100 years so that's going to have a big effect look fundamentally freak weather patterns will happen they continue top and they have historically happened what i'm concerned about is a very shrill why it which freak events like this a tree to my concern about the way that we're traumatizing your own people by telling them that the world is going to end imminently i have to seriously disagree with their level and that's the end to rice that we're seeing now is unprecedented at the rate of rise in talk about this being an event that happens you know regularly in terms of history and the last 121 to get we're seeing 14 here on this level 6 times who are who are those in the last 20 years so the rate of change is happening is happening faster and faster you know you can have better all sorts of better infrastructure the fact is there's a huge risk from climate change then yes isn't necessarily the best example of
something which mean happens there's a huge risk from pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere of all the parts i think is really important to get across here is the way that a lot of these climate activists oppose improvements in technology that actually are going to save the planet it's they do not want to allow was the time to move to a low carbon economy what they want to do instead is cut off that carbon to 0 by what in the next 20 years that would mean no more cars no more electric stay no more heating of your island it returns it returns britain to the stone age you're talking about this exaggerating the risk of climate change which is a gen-u. ine. and then it's the time you mention going back to you could make a stone age back to the dark age that's not going to happen it does need to be a change in how we look at the economy and it needs serious thinking but just trying to guess because in terms of the dark ages tony just complete nonsense there is no alternative put forward really except we're going to change the economic
system become explained how they're going to change the economic system and the way the law is people to carry on living the decent lifestyles and improve their lifestyles over time gratz a film appears on television and says we need to end the myth of perpetual economic growth that's easy to say if you're from sweden i can ride around the 4000000 pound yachts harder to do that if you're subsistence farming nigeria we have lifted a 1000000000 people out of poverty in the past 10 years and what you guys what's there is condemn those people to the evil poverty overrode how his focus really just gives and he's in with like hocus pocus about climate change is very very dangerous language we've been mapping this day to the years and years we've been predicting what's happening we have met the maddest see the rise of change of c o 2 levels at the rate of change that we see now so what are you going to do to replace fossil fuels over them as well as living in the dark ages you're going to
replace those is going to have a plan stood up so just declaring that we're going to cut c o 2 is not the answer i think we can call it c n n i think we can cut c o 2 quite drastically by reducing the amount of energy that we use and we do have technology to capture this and we have technologies and renewable and we've got way marine technologies and things that haven't been exploited to change this whole situation and we can reduce the waste massively thanks for checking it out say this will be back to you again in just over half an hour. in. the west in the western mindset is in decline the us is in relative decline china reason is rising your up some people see it as rising other people see this
as declining it's likely that the sort of western mindset and western culture will decline relative to eastern culture that's probably what's going to happen although you it's you called cite for certain but i think anyone that says that something will or won't happen is pushing it a bit. the world is driven by a dream shaped by one person. who dares thinks. we dare to ask.
too many people and too many little government people for them to tell you that oh come on you can come we're going to protect you in your they're not going to do that. cold i think if people realize that the government is not going to protect you is not going to see you if something were to happen it kind of like changes your your mindset your like only because i was in the military i know how the government works. i don't want to put money into that i don't believe they're going to protect me when the time comes so the only way you can protect yourself is by protecting yourself.