yellow vests active it's spring term all to the streets of paris as the anti government movement boxes 1st and of that story also off the head. at least 7 supporters of bolivia's ousted president are killed in a standoff with police amid widespread anger against the new leadership. and a former u.s. ambassador to ukraine testifies in the trump impeachment hearings we report on why many americans are losing interest in this saga.
live from moscow studio where it's currently just past 2 o'clock in the morning you're watching r.t. international here welcome to the program. now this weekend marks the one year anniversary of the yellow vests movement which rally with rallies taking place across the country $147.00 demonstrators were detained in the french capital alone on saturday police have now cleared the square in paris where the main rally was taking place and a journalist suffered facial injuries during the unrest artie's eager standoff was there among the crowds. it is not a war zone it is the french capital this is placid it's ellie and initially the protests here the yellow vests protest here it was sanctioned it was it was authorized by the by the local government by the municipality but now you can clearly see that they have revoked that permission and the police they have been moving in trying to disperse the protest now as the police has lately become more
aggressive they've been using an extensive amount of tear gas they have been using flash bangs as well to disperse the crowds now for instance what i'm holding right now this is one of the canisters from 5 from the tear gas launched by the police at the protesters it's things like these there are hundreds of these gathered all over this square now some people have been injured and we saw at least 2 people with blood on their faces probably with busted noses some people have been passing out because of the sheer amount of tear gas in the air and the police now as you can see they're using water cannons to disperse the crowd to disperse the protests it makes it really difficult to breathe so you can see all of the people with the breast paraders like these with masks like these because well they came prepared they've been saying that their strength is a in numbers and b.
in the fact that they don't have an organizing body so they can organize a sporadic protest in any parts of paris to which the police would have to eventually respond but this has been so far the most massive the most violent protest in paris to date now this is a symbolic of course this is a symbolic date. this is a symbolic day for the protesters because it's the one year anniversary weekend so they're kind of celebrating in their own way and for them it's it's a message they're sending. your message that one year all the other 1st movement is still here it hasn't gone anywhere and it does not intend to. or the latest poll in france shows that a narrow majority 55 percent support the goals of the other best movement although 63 percent do not want to see any further mass mobilization on the streets shallow dobriansky looks back at the 12 month standoff. 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 planned 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. being the yellow verse means being 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 bonus but not to the company had the resources to offer it he also promised 100 years extra for people a minimum wage but in the end we realized 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 so 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 what 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 so 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 man years apart that. we almost lost one member. 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 but did our ship there was nor the other factor. but leadership implies a problem he'd meanwhile for latisha develop the struggle continues but she's also aware the weekly protests may have lost some of their initial 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 trim the inside i also invited the other yellow vest activist with similar views to do the same if they become a counsellor or a deputy they will be inside the system and will be able to change it. what ever your view on the yellow vest 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 jollity r.t. paris. at least 7 people have been killed and dozens injured during a protest in bolivia according to officials supporters of the ousted president over morality say military police opened fire on the crowd.
thousands took to the streets in the central city is the latest tragedy brings the total death toll to $21.00 since the political crisis erupted after october selection a protester who was injured during the clashes described what. yesterday during a peaceful march we were trying to reach the city of cochabamba when we were stopped they told us to wait for 20 minutes before we could march to the city center then they didn't let us through while we are waiting they started to launch tear gas at us and then the clashes began after that they fired bullets out at us as if we were dogs many people were killed. ever moralists was forced to step down last sunday after weeks of violence triggered by claims that last month's election victory was richt scenes of looting and vandalism quickly followed and on tuesday opposition
senator janine and years declared herself interim president however supporters of morale is most of whom are indigenous bolivians rejects the new leader they accuse her of an illegal power grab while the editor of the news website oprah on monday believes the new government is trying to exclude the country's indigenous people from politics. there is no indigenous group lent at the age in her cabinet i think this is clothing decision say's a lot about who is hidden in the us and which values and interests sheesh she is some poor us indigenous people most important. to ever moralities and to his party movement to socialism i think the new government to self proclaimed government is trying to put the indigenous people out of the political game because it is necessary to put evermore ollie's out of the game and the indigenous
people. to buy this new government including by the army. because indigenous people of 40 percent of the county and this is a conservative forces which have organized it dick who did know that in order to give step billeted to decide 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 would create stability to the new government. a former us ambassador to ukraine who is a key witness in the trump impeachment inquiry has said she has no evidence that the president and gauged in criminal activity in ukraine marie event of it was questioned during a 2nd open impeachment herring do you have any information regarding the president tonight is states accepting any groups. now you have any information regarding
any criminal activity that the president of the united states has been involved with at all. now. and caleb maupin now reports that 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 given 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 everywhere memory of a no bitch 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 to catch the 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 story day on capitol hill with the 1st public impeachment hearing of president tonight history on the hill his 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 beach 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 i feel a good one for the way it's going on and i think you have. this is a big colossal waste of time. in which the bread 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 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. are to see new york when they go and media analyst jennifer damascus says the drop in interest actually comes in handy for us democrats. 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 one 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 could say things that would maybe paint on a trumpet a light i think a lot of this has really been planned i mean after that 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 roic life story and her parents
after that they're supposed to be there's 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 our 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 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. well still ahead this saturday on t.v. as the pope picks for facebook's dominance on social media it's both lashes out at the competition. geysers financial survival. when customers go buy your stuff. well reduce
a lot. that's undercutting but what's good for food markets it's not good for the global economy. join me every day on the alex i'm unsure when i'll be speaking to us from the world of politics or business i'm show business i'll see if. the west in the west mindset is in decline the us is in relative decline china is rising europe some people say it is rising other people see it is declining it's. the sort of. western culture will decline relative to eastern culture that's probably what's going to happen though. i think anyone that says something will happen is pushing it a bit. welcome
back facebook chief mark zuckerberg has taken aim at chinese social media video sharing platform to talk his rapid growth could soon overshadow his brainchild so the trade the bible is nothing less than a threat to democracy. takes a look at what what the hobby 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 back to get to school knuckleheads out there.
are systems. 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's 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 daughter l.-y. the predecessor of take stock talks collapsed facebook walked away then the chinese borders and text talk exploded leaving facebook envious of the numbers that were being pulled in so as would any businessman zuckerberg simmias 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 putin as there is in hong kong a using telegram to coordinate which is a russian app just 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 process content in try to but you try to smear it so now the bugs trying to copy it and yes 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 think he knows what it looks like to everyone outs the c.e.o. of facebook complaining about censorship but 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 and purposefully and routinely suppressed 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. well to international football now belgium have to feed russia for one in the euro 2020 color qualifiers both the teams went into the game having already made it through to the championship so with that result belgium leads group one with russia in 2nd place the top 2 countries in each of the 10 groups qualify for next summer's showpiece and so far 12 teams have secured their places belgium are currently the number one ranked side in the world and saturday night's encounter took place in st petersburg and he was there for us . the pronouncement you are 2020 qualifying game for team russia and one goal to russia 4 goals to belgium all the optimism all fans out of the game was washed away with a relatively quick goal by. then
a brace by his older brother eden hazard it was it will be one of the biggest stars of world football and the final goal for belgium was scored by romelu lukaku now representing into milan the hosts replied with one goal buy your get deep into the 2nd half and that spells they looked pretty good attacking wise but obviously this was not enough against a top side which is belgium which has actually won all their games in this qualification campaign now russia also has one more game to play against san the reno next week again which is completely irrelevant at this stage because both sides belgium and russia belgium and russia have qualified for us and they will go in to the tournament. belgium will be fast and russia will be 2nd now the next summer tournament will be held in 12 cities across the continent something unique for the european championship and st petersburg where we are now and where this game was taking place tonight is one of those cities now before the game i spoke to who is the head of the organization committee for euro 2020 and he told me
about his elation when it comes to st petersburg being the venue off next summer as a big european championship of course just over. a. week. or. so we know even the organizers will know how to. phrase it. in a very warm water. so we perceive the process. and not only that. arena here will. also holds that 2021 champions league final which sets a unique precedent that the stadium has 4 major tournament in the space of just 4 years but today russia played its final game here and obviously the next game the
national team will play here will be in june next year when the euro 2020 kicks off in 12 cities across the continent including st petersburg russia reporting from st petersburg in russia well that's your update for now i'm resign a lot could not be back with more news from around the world in about 30 minutes time see it then.
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